* One Tribe One Nation One Fire Honoring Chief Theresa Spence, and the women who started the IdleNoMore Movement.



NO MINE IN THE PENOKEE HILLS Bad River is under attack under Mining Special Interests in Legislature, the Treaties that Protects and Preserves our Cultural Environment, Lands and the Water, honor them.



* VAWA Indigenous Women Issues Our congress refuses to sign the VAWA Law that has the protections and rights to prosecute non-natives who abuse our Women on Tribal Lands and more, this is important. Global awareness, to Stop the Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault, lack of support for justice departments from leaders of disappearing indigenous women, and children murdered and / or sold into human trafficking.



Sisters and Brothers leading Idle No More, in Madison throughout Wisconsin is: Rachel Byington, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma * Arvina Marin, Ho Chunk Nation Diana Miller, Menominee Nation * Sarah LittlerRedfeather, decent of the Anishinaabe, MN Chippewa Band - White Earth * Sanford LittleEagle, Ho Chunk Nation * Chuck Davis, Sr. We are in Solidarity and active with IdleNoMore Milwaukee.



WE ARE NOT AN ORGANIZATION ... WE ARE GRASSROOTS TRIBAL INDIVIDUALS WORKING TOGETHER TO INITIATE #IDLENOMORE WISCONSIN IN SOLIDARITY WITH CANADA, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES. - WHEN DONATIONS ARE ASKED, THEY ARE FOR FUNDING OF PERMITS AT OUR MARCHES/EVENTS, SPACE RENTALS AND/OR GAS / TRAVEL EXPENSES FROM THOSE TO ATTEND FROM IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES.

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MISSION The, "Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water." The movement wants to "stop the government from passing more laws and legislation that will further erode treaty and indigenous rights and the rights of all Indigenous people globally." - We are in Solidarity with Canada, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin to Idle No More, Protect our Lands and Water.



* One Tribe One Nation One Fire Honoring Chief Theresa Spence, and the women who started the IdleNoMore Movement.



NO MINE IN THE PENOKEE HILLS Bad River is under attack under Mining Special Interests in Legislature, the Treaties that Protects and Preserves our Cultural Environment, Lands and the Water, honor them.



* VAWA Indigenous Women Issues Our congress refuses to sign the VAWA Law that has the protections and rights to prosecute non-natives who abuse our Women on Tribal Lands and more, this is important. Global awareness, to Stop the Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault, lack of support for justice departments from leaders of disappearing indigenous women, and children murdered and / or sold into human trafficking.



Sisters and Brothers leading Idle No More, in Madison throughout Wisconsin is: Rachel Byington, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma * Arvina Marin, Ho Chunk Nation Diana Miller, Menominee Nation * Sarah LittlerRedfeather, decent of the Anishinaabe, MN Chippewa Band - White Earth * Sanford LittleEagle, Ho Chunk Nation * Chuck Davis, Sr. We are in Solidarity and active with IdleNoMore Milwaukee.



WE ARE NOT AN ORGANIZATION ... WE ARE GRASSROOTS TRIBAL INDIVIDUALS WORKING TOGETHER TO INITIATE #IDLENOMORE WISCONSIN IN SOLIDARITY WITH CANADA, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES. - WHEN DONATIONS ARE ASKED, THEY ARE FOR FUNDING OF PERMITS AT OUR MARCHES/EVENTS, SPACE RENTALS AND/OR GAS / TRAVEL EXPENSES FROM THOSE TO ATTEND FROM IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES.

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U.N. International Day of Democracy - 15 September

U.N. International Day of Democracy - 15 September | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives. 

 

While democracies share common features, there is no single model of democracy. Activities carried out by the United Nations in support of efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate democracy are undertaken in accordance with the UN Charter, and only at the specific request of the Member States concerned.

 

The UN General Assembly, in resolutionA/62/7 (2007)  encouraged Governments to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy, and also decided that 15 September of each year should be observed as the International Day of Democracy.

 

The subject of this year's theme -- Strengthening Voices for Democracy -- aims to shine a spotlight on the importance of people's voices, both expressed directly and through their elected representatives, in today's political, economic, social, developmental, environmental and technological debates. The ability of people to raise their voices and decide how they are governed lies at the heart of democracy.

 

The Inter-Parliamentary Union is promoting the International Day of Democracy through its Member Parliaments in 162 countries around the world. 

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U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - #IdleNoMore

U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - On September 13, 2007, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly. This decision comes as a result of more than twenty years of work by indigenous peoples and the United Nations system.


Click the link to read the Declaration, the voting record, and for a Youth Friendly printable version of the UNDRIP.

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On September 13, 2007, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly. This decision comes as a result of more than twenty years of work by indigenous peoples and the United Nations system.

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The UN protecting the rights of indigenous peoples. Interesting to note that Canada, the country of multiculturalism, voted against this Declaration in 2007.

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UN committee meets families of missing, murdered women - Manitoba - CBC News #INM

UN committee meets families of missing, murdered women - Manitoba - CBC News #INM | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
A special committee from the United Nations was in Winnipeg on Thursday to hear from the families of missing and murdered women.

Via Robert DesJarlait
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Its about time!!! 

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Harper cabinet readies major B.C. pipelines push - #NOKXL @BarackObama - Protect our Future #ClimateChange

Harper cabinet readies major B.C. pipelines push - #NOKXL @BarackObama - Protect our Future #ClimateChange | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

A parade of cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats will head to British Columbia starting next week as part of a major push to mollify opponents of building oil pipelines to the West Coast, CBC News has learned.

 

Energy superpower — or pipe dream?

Federal sources say the objective is to work proactively to convince First Nations, community groups, and B.C.'s government that moving oil through the province is good for the economy, and good for them.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making a push to convince B.C. Premier Christy Clark, background, and B.C. First Nations to drop their opposition to proposed pipelines carrying Alberta oil and gas through the province for export. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

 

It's the second prong in a fall campaign to realize Harper's vision of Canada as an energy superpower, a vision that so far remains just a pipe dream, when so much of the country's vast oil deposits remain in landlocked Alberta.

CBC News reported last week that Harper wrote U.S. President Barack Obama in late August to propose joint standards for reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the oil and gas sector in both countries, in return for presidential approval of the proposed $7-billion Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Harper cabinet readies major B.C. pipelines push - #NOKXL @BarackObama - Protect our Future #ClimateChange #IdleNoMore

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Visiting Kayford Mountain - Kayford Mountain with the Keepers of the Mountain Foundation

Visiting Kayford Mountain - Kayford Mountain with the Keepers of the Mountain Foundation | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
During the annual Grand Aspirations August Gathering in West Virginia, we went on a tour of Kayford Mountain with the Keepers of the Mountain Foundation.
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During the annual Grand Aspirations August Gathering in West Virginia, we went on a tour of Kayford Mountain with the Keepers of the Mountain Foundation. Started by Larry Gibson to protect the mountains and stop mountaintop removal, the foundation and Larry’s family look after a 50 acre piece of land that is surrounded by 7,500 acres of mountaintop removal sites. Larry was offered millions for his property, but refused to give it up. This gift, and his lifelong dedication to stopping MTR has provided the public a rare access point to see the destruction caused by mountaintop removal mining.

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Indian nickname law unconstitutional - so #native team names #mascots #racism is constitutional? #IdleNoMore

Indian nickname law unconstitutional - so #native team names #mascots #racism is constitutional? #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
School districts stand ready to work with tribes to develop a solution that allows districts to keep their Indian nicknames.
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So #native team names #mascots #racism is constitutional? #IdleNoMore

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Jauch: Keep land near mine open to public

Jauch: Keep land near mine open to public | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
POPLAR — The recent announcement by Sens. Tom Tiffany and Glenn Grothman of an exclusive sweetheart deal to allow Gogebic Taconite to restrict public access and recreational use of 4,000
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Don't let Gogebic Taconite benefit from closing off land - #SB278 #WIMINE #IdleNoMore #NoPenokeeMine

Don't let Gogebic Taconite benefit from closing off land - #SB278 #WIMINE #IdleNoMore #NoPenokeeMine | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
In northern Wisconsin, hunters, anglers and hikers might be punished for the actions of a handful of out-of-control protesters.
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"Mining Bill: Lawrence University geology professor Marcia Bjornerud discusses her concerns about waste rock from a proposed open-pit iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin. -Tyler Forks River, which flows along the eastern border of the land where Gogebic Taconite wants to store mining wastes, empties downstream into the Bad River and Copper Falls State Park. / Ron Seely/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journ"

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DNR denies hearing to frac sand foes - #IdleNoMore - Ripping the Rights of Human Rights to Live Life in harmony

DNR denies hearing to frac sand foes - #IdleNoMore - Ripping the Rights of Human Rights to Live Life in harmony | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
The contested-case hearing requested from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources by Crawford Stewardship Project on July 26 was denied.
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More denial for public and residents having a say of the environment they live in for an out of state based company. #IdleNoMore - Ripping the Rights of Human Rights to Live Life in harmony

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LETTER"Mines not certain doom?" - BLASTING A HOLE REMOVING MOUNTAINS AND POISON AIRBORNE IS PERMANENT.

LETTER"Mines not certain doom?" - BLASTING A HOLE REMOVING MOUNTAINS AND POISON AIRBORNE IS PERMANENT. | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
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Take issue the fact that the Penokee Hills proposed mine which would be the world's largest Sulfide Open Mine, its natural aquifers, will be BLASTED out creating a crater sludge open pit inevitably will be gone forever therefore causing catastrophic harm to the wildrice, and fish hatcheries which will end up in Lake Superior. Those rocks there are a key role of aquifers, along with the surrounding wetlands. #NoPenokeeMine - the OPEN PIT HOLE in the #SacredGrounds of the Penokees is NOT worth it. LEAVE IT ALONE - #IdleNoMore.

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Native Americans Camp Out To Protest Wis. Mining Project : More like as Ojibwe Traditionally #IdleNoMore

Native Americans Camp Out To Protest Wis. Mining Project : More like as Ojibwe Traditionally #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
A dispute over a proposed iron ore mine in Wisconsin has spilled into the nearby woods. Native Americans have set up a camp to protect land near the mine site and say federal treaty rights allow the campers to stay.
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Exercising the Treaty Rights to live at Anishinaabe People ... #Ojibwe #LCOHEC

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Wisconsin AG announces $30,000 judgment against mine operator | Legal Newsline

Wisconsin AG announces $30,000 judgment against mine operator | Legal Newsline | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Wisconsin AG announces $30,000 judgment against mine operatorSeptember 10, 2013 12:52 PM
By BRYAN COHEN

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a judgment Monday against a Clark County-based non-metallic mine operator for allegedly operating without stormwater discharge permits.

 

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Opelt Sand & Gravel LLC, which operates mines in and around Neillsville, allegedly presented a potential threat to the Black River by operating without the permits. No discharges are known to have occurred in recent years.

 

Opelt Sand & Gravel and Michael Opelt, the company’s owner, allegedly failed to submit required discharge monitoring reports, failed to perform effluent sampling, failed to prepare and implement a stormwater pollution prevention plan, failed to provide required documentation to the state and failed to obtain a permit for constructing ponds. Van Hollen’s office filed a lawsuit against the defendants Aug. 29.

 

In recent months, Opelt Sand & Gravel worked with the Wisconsin Department of Resources to bring its non-metallic mining sites into compliance with state laws. All of the sites now have stormwater discharge permits and are managing the discharges in a way that does not put local natural resources at risk.

 

Under the terms of the judgment, Opelt Sand & Gravel agreed to pay penalties and forfeitures of $30,000. The defendants did not admit liability as part of the judgment.

 

This entry was posted in News, State AGs, States, Wisconsin and tagged J.B. Van Hollen, Michael Opelt, Opelt Sand & Gravel LLC, Wisconsin Department of Resources. Bookmark the permalink.
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Canada must respect the right of Indigenous Peoples to make decisions about resource development on their lands | Declaration of Indigenous Rights

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XL Pipeline Part I - Alberta Tar Sands and the Keystone #NOKXL Pipeline #IdleNoMore – Maureen Brucker

XL Pipeline Part I - Alberta Tar Sands and the Keystone #NOKXL Pipeline #IdleNoMore – Maureen Brucker | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
XL Pipeline Part I  

Alberta Tar Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline – Part One

~ Maureen Brucker ~


Check out http://whispernthunder.org

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For regulators and Nestle Waters, conflict by the gallon | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

For regulators and Nestle Waters, conflict by the gallon | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
All three PUC commissioners and Maine's public advocate have ties to Poland Spring's parent company, which is seeking a 25-year contract.
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#WaterisLife For All? Conflict of Interest by the Gallon! #IdleNoMore #Nestle - Great Lakes' and Water Thieves. CEO, "Water is a human right ... but its not unlimited for a free good ..."

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Indigenous Peoples' Fight for the Future of Lake Kennady, The Caribou and Gahcho Kue

Indigenous Peoples' Fight for the Future of Lake Kennady, The Caribou and Gahcho Kue | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Some 288 kilometres South of the Arctic Circle an area known as Gahcho Kue--‘Place of the Big Rabbit’ in the Dene Suline language--sits in the barren groun

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#PowerShiftJourneys: Grey Eagle Upbringing and Pine Ridge Regional Convergence

#PowerShiftJourneys: Grey Eagle Upbringing and Pine Ridge Regional Convergence | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Jenna Grey Eagle here and I think I am delighted to bring you on this Power Shift journey of mine. Bear with me. I am currently residing in Washington, D.C. working for the Energy Action Coalition.
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David Horst column: Program explores grey areas of wolf population - Outmost Respect for our ma'iingan, therefore we naturally will lead to protect them. STOP THE WOLF HUNTING.

David Horst column: Program explores grey areas of wolf population - Outmost Respect for our ma'iingan, therefore we naturally will lead to protect them. STOP THE WOLF HUNTING. | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Not many people are neutral on Wisconsin's wolf hunt. They represent nature free and wild to you. Or they are a threat to be feared by you.
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Outmost Respect for our ma'iingan, therefore we naturally will lead to protect them. STOP THE WOLF HUNTING. 

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Scenes of Yesteryear: The 1825 Treaty’s Wisconsin results : Dunn County News

Scenes of Yesteryear: The 1825 Treaty’s Wisconsin results : Dunn County News | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
It is a little known fact that the area of land and lakes that is called “Wisconsin” was home for more than 30 American Indian tribes in the history of
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Caterpillar Visitors Center in Downtown Peoria, IL - What these billionaires who don't pay taxes wants to charge admission??

Caterpillar Visitors Center in Downtown Peoria, IL - What these billionaires who don't pay taxes wants to charge admission?? | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Experience Caterpillar like never before at the new Caterpillar Visitors Center.

 

7. Try your hand at "driving" a huge truck down a mine (via simulator at the new Caterpillar Visitor Center in Peoria, Ill., where there's an entire hands-on area for younger kids. 


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/09/13/taking-kids-10-plus-ways-to-celebrate-fall-in-midwest/#ixzz2enaQvXLM

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What these billionaires who don't pay taxes wants to charge admission?? 

"...Try your hand at "driving" a huge truck down a mine (via simulator at the new Caterpillar Visitor Center in Peoria, Ill., where there's an entire hands-on area for younger kids..." - Faux Spews Advertised. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/09/13/taking-kids-10-plus-ways-to-celebrate-fall-in-midwest/#ixzz2enaQvXLM

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Plain Talk: Nonprofits too costly, corporate gifts aren't, according to this Legislature : Ct

Plain Talk: Nonprofits too costly, corporate gifts aren't, according to this Legislature : Ct | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
It's one more example of the thinking of the ideologues who run state government these days.
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As reported in the Wisconsin State Journal last Sunday, there's a growing ... and gifts and favors to big corporations like the GTAC mine owners.

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Company Looks To Build Frac Sand Mine In Trempealeau County Despite Moratorium

Company Looks To Build Frac Sand Mine In Trempealeau County Despite Moratorium | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Despite a one-year ban on new frac sand operations in Trempealeau County, a Texas-based company is looking to build one by using a loophole.

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They just want to tear up Mother Earth left and right, huh for another out-of-state Texas-based company.

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Lobbyists rack up thousands of hours over state budget, mining bill | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin

Lobbyists spent thousands of hours trying to influence lawmakers on the state budget and the mining bill during the first six months of 2013.
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"As far as other bills go, none attracted nearly as much attention as one aimed at clearing the way for a massive iron mine in Northern Wisconsin. Lobbyists spent nearly 3,578 hours on the mining bill."

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DNR sifts through comments on mine sampling | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin

DNR sifts through comments on mine sampling | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
While the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sifts through comments about sampling 4,000 tons of rock in a proposed mining area of northern Wisconsin, they are also waiting for a reply from the mining company.
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SEND THEM EVIDENCE PEOPLE! "Although most of the 500 to 700 emails, letters and public hearing speakers came out for or against an open pit iron ore mine, DNR Waste Management Director Ann Coakley says they won’t tally that number."

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#Water Reuse is Essential for the World's Future - Water-Wise - #IdleNoMore

#Water Reuse is Essential for the World's Future - Water-Wise - #IdleNoMore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it
Jon Freedman is the Global Government Relations Leader for GE Water & Process Technologies.
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We live in a world where some one billion people in 43 countries inhabit areas that are chronically short of water.  Here in the United States, 36 states are expecting to experience some level of water scarcity in the coming year.  And the picture isn’t getting any better.  Population growth, rapid industrialization and urbanization are placing increasing strains on the world’s water resources.  We’ve just hit 7 billion as a global population, and we expect to reach 8 billion by 2025.  As more people use more electricity, consumer goods, and, of course, food, we must find the water necessary to support this increased demand.

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