Is Your Disgust to be Lauded?

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Being disgusted by something, someone, an activity, or an ideology is not the same as fearing it. And there is a lot of evidence that self-disciplined, industrious people with high standards who live orderly, well-regulated lives are more disgust sensitive than those who do not; if you accept low standards for yourself, you’re not as easily disgusted, in other words.

Jordan Peterson, Canadian clinical psychologist, public intellectual, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, said, “Hitler bathed about four times a day and was also a great worshipper of willpower, which is associated with orderliness, and that’s associated with conscientiousness, and seems maybe to be associated with disgust sensitivity in some way that isn’t yet understood – an appeal to purification

Low openness and high orderliness, which is associated with disgust, which is associated with the extended immune system, which is the proclivity of people to keep themselves away from potential sources of contamination. Conscientious societies [and therefore individuals] are more civilized and also more orderly, and that makes them more disgust sensitive.” 

Gregg R. Murray Ph.D. wrote, “They speculated that conservatives are more disgust sensitive than liberals as a result of their concern with purity-related norms and that this difference would manifest itself on issues that some may associate with sexual purity (e.g., homosexual sex and, therefore, gay rights). Sure enough, Kevin and his co-authors found that conservatives are more easily disgusted than liberals.”

I find those who don’t hold themselves to high standards and compromise easily are quick to call those who are disgusted by perverse, immoral behaviour and collectivism, “judgemental,” and to back their criticism up with Christian scriptures that are taken out of context, yet another demonstration of their inability to discipline their thoughts and conclusions.

Notice how fiercely obese people defend others of their ilk who are being justly criticized and how combatively potheads react to valid information regarding their self-inflicted brain damage. Justifying and enabling bad behaviour, low productivity, and bad choices: the province of losers.

Your disgust is not, therefore, to be confused with fear, but it is rather, perhaps, an expression of your high self-regard and noble aspirations.

Robin Elliott

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The Cancer of Vicarious Living

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You see it everywhere – living through someone else. Associating with someone else’s success to the extent that you become delusional – you think YOU won because your political candidate won, when, in reality, all you did was talk, vote, and continue to fail in almost every area of your life: because you live vicariously via the accomplishments of other people.

It’s amazing: when the team you like wins, you scream, “WE WON!” when all you did was put their flag on your car. But when they lose, you simper, “THEY lost.”

I am proudly wearing my team’s colours.” How can you be proud of what someone else did? Someone who doesn’t even know you exist and probably wouldn’t want to know you? Like the morbidly obese burger flipper who works for minimum wage because he has such limited skills, but who always claims to know how to run restaurants and hotels better than those who deign to employ him.

WHY do so many people choose to live vicariously? Because it’s an easy way to escape reality, responsibility, the consequences of your choices, hard work, the commitment to any worthwhile project, and the need to focus, and to avoid having others find out who you really are.

The danger of this vicarious existence – I wouldn’t call it a life – is that the standards you subconsciously set for yourself – whether it be playing professional football or pornography, or video games – the one thing that reveals losers more than anything else – are unattainable to the average person, so why try?

My suggestion is to stop existing in a secondhand, imaginary manner. As Ken Harrington says in this excellent article, GRAB LIFE BY THE HORNS! It’s not too late.

vi·car·i·ous
vəˈkerēəs,vīˈkerēəs/
adjective
Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person.
“I could glean vicarious pleasure from the struggles of my imaginary film friends
  1. synonyms: indirectsecondhandsecondaryderivative, derived, surrogatesubstitute;

    empatheticempathic
    “I had the vicarious thrill of knowing my wife was to be named the next university president”

    Robin Elliott

Why I Avoid Doing Business with Government Departments

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In government, the consequences of choices are different to private industry. Government departments lose millions and there is no consequence. Politicians cost countries billions – see Trudeau and Obama – in bad choices, yet there is no consequence. Politicians make decisions based on getting elected again.

And this political maneuvering filters all the way down through the bureaucracy to the lowest levels. As a wise man once said, “$hit rolls down.”

When Trump (the businessman) turns the US economy around and increases it significantly, it isn’t even noticed or mentioned by his political enemies.

Most government employees want to keep their jobs, so their decisions or refusal to decide – see the excellent movie, “Eye in the Sky” on Netflix – are based on being popular with their bosses and the voters, not on whether or not those decisions will save, lose, or make money, or what is best for society. Someone said, “In America, they call it ‘Lobbying.’ Everywhere else in the world, they call it ‘Bribery and Corruption.'” Osho said that the real criminals are politicians.

So if you own or represent a real business and you want to deal with the government, you are going to have to play their games of dishonesty, bribery, corruption, and politics, and succumb to their value system.

In the private business world, we need to create enough value and make enough profit to stay in business. We reward employees for decisions that save money and make money. The bigger the corporations get, unfortunately, the more political they become, and the more fearful employees get of upsetting the wrong people.

Governments will even employ people based on politics – their sex, race, ideological views, and political connections. Business will employ people based on their skills, abilities, and attitudes.

That’s why I like small business and dealing with other small businesses as much as possible. Unions, politics, government, large corporations, and corruption is anathema to honest entrepreneurs.

I want to deal with people who have earned their right to do the work they do, and can think for themselves and make decisions – not Affirmative Action ingrates who will play the Race Card or get offended or triggered should you not step lightly around them.

After all, that’s why Donald Trump is so unpopular with Liberals, parasites, and low IQ, brainwashed people: he said, “I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.”

In our company, I don’t care if you never went to school or how old you are or if you just got out of jail. If you help us sell our products, we will pay you generously.

Robin Elliott

 

 

 

Trying to Prove You Wrong by Mentioning an Exception

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With its central peak and gracefully sloping sides, the Bell Curve is one of the best-known and important graphs in maths and science. The bell curve shows the spread of values of anything affected by the cumulative effects of randomness. And there’s no shortage of those: from stock market jitters to human heights and IQ, many phenomena follow at least a rough approximation of the Bell Curve, with the most common value in the centre, and rarer, more extreme values to either side.

So the average in the bell curve above is 100, with 34.13% between 100 and 85, and 34.13% between 100 and 115.

When people don’t understand a bell curve distribution, they try to prove your factual, scientific argument wrong by mentioning an exception. If, for example, I was to mention to someone that the average East Asian IQ was 104 and he didn’t like East Asians, he might say, “But I know a Chinese fellow who is really stupid.” Or, if I mentioned that the average IQ of Hispanics was 90, and he loved Hispanics and knew that the average White IQ was 100, he might argue, “But I know a really smart rocket scientist Hispanic guy!” 

The exception does not prove the rule. 

When people know little and argue based on their ideology instead of hard facts, you have the ridiculous, Cultural Marxist “gun control” argument – that more guns cause more deaths, and that America is a murder mecca because of all the guns. Here’s a taste of reality:

Statistics from 2014, show St. Louis has the highest murder rate in the U.S., followed by Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, and Chicago. All five have large black populations. If you were to eliminate these violent cities from the statistics, the United States would have one of the lowest murder rates in the world. The murder rates in these cities are significantly impacted by gangs and drug-related activities. Only 4% of the US population, black males aged 18 – 35, caused over half of all the murders in America, and almost all of the gun crime. The murder rate by Whites in America is almost the same as it is in Australia. The problem isn’t with GUNS.

There are more murders in London than in New York, most being committed with KNIVES. As the London DIVERSITY rate increases, so do the murders. In London, most of the killers are black and most of the victims are also black. Now they’re trying to ban knives in London!

Here’s the argument against these facts by an idealistic, low IQ Liberal: “You’re racist. I know three black guys who hate guns and don’t own guns or knives and are part of the anti-gun lobby!”

No matter how uncomfortable, distasteful, or shocking the truth is, denying it won’t make it go away, and I have learnt not to cast pearls before swine; I don’t argue with people who are too stupid and brainwashed to change their minds based on facts.

Robin Elliott

 

 

Change Your Perception, Change Your Life

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In the tale, “Why Odin is One-Eyed,” the writer posits an interesting reason why Odin’s eye was a necessary sacrifice. As we know, Odin wished to drink from the well that contained great knowledge, and the price he had to pay was to gouge out one of his eyes, which he did.

He writes, ” The most general and obvious message of this tale is that, for those who share Odin’s values, no sacrifice is too great for wisdom. The fact that Odin specifically sacrificed an eye is surely significant. In all ages, the eye has been “seen” as a poetic symbol for perception in general – consider the astonishing number of expressions, both in everyday usage and in the works of the great canonical poets, that use vision as a metaphor for perceiving and understanding something. Given that Odin’s eye was sacrificed in order to obtain an enhanced perception, it seems highly likely that his pledge of an eye symbolizes trading one mode of perception for another.

Our philosophy, religion, worldview, how we see life determines the meaning we choose to ascribe to our circumstances and the things that happen to us in life. This meaning that what we choose to believe, the interpretation we choose, will determine our choices and their results, how we feel, how we react. When we change our philosophy, we change the stories we tell ourselves about the meaning of our circumstances, our options, and the best way to deal with our challenges and opportunities.

Ayn Rand wrote, “Your subconscious is like a computer—more complex a computer than men can build—and its main function is the integration of your ideas. Who programs it? Your conscious mind. If you default, if you don’t reach any firm convictions, your subconscious is programmed by chance—and you deliver yourself into the power of ideas you do not know you have accepted. But one way or the other, your computer gives you print-outs, daily and hourly, in the form of emotions—which are lightning-like estimates of the things around you, calculated according to your values. If you programmed your computer by conscious thinking, you know the nature of your values and emotions. If you didn’t, you don’t.” 

So how do you change your philosophy/worldview/religion? After all, it’s yours, and it’s your life, your right, and your choice. You can either accept what the media and others tell you, you can continue to seek evidence that supports what you currently believe to be true, or you can select your own ideas about how things work. By reading the right information and associating with the right people, whose lives reveal their philosophies and whether or not those philosophies actually work, you can change what you believe – for the better. Change your interpretation of life, your circumstances, and your options, and suddenly a whole new world of insights possibilities and potentials will open up to you.

It’s never too late to change your philosophy and the way you see and handle things, to gouge out the figurative eye that chooses to see things in a disempowering manner. Find new mentors and teachers, now authors,m new groups of people, new partners. Ask your mentors what to read – change your life, be happy.

Robin Elliott

It’s Not What You May Think It Is

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We’ve all seen the Facebook warnings: Adolf Hitler confiscated guns before killing over 13 million people, Stalin 50 million, Mao 45 million, Pol Pot 2 million. But the Liberal governments of the West have devised an easier way to attain their objective.

Their objective is to create a society of low IQ, easily controlled, savage parasites that will automatically vote for the government that feeds them, i.e. Liberals, so the Liberals protect these savages and go after anyone who points a finger at them. Then they take away the guns of the high IQ, productive people, and allow the savages to kill them off and outbreed them.

They were shocked rigid when they saw their lapdog media, Hollywood, and their criminal vote tampering fail as the majority of Americans put Trump in the White House, so they have stepped up their game by fast-tracking their attacks on Christians, the family, heterosexual, and Whites – especially their main enemy, White males. When the conman Obama was kicked out, they replaced him with the vanilla version of that perverted, narcissistic puppet: Queen Trudeau.

In addition, they actively import millions of these savages and turn a blind eye when they attack, maim, bully, and throw acid in the faces of the high IQ producers. Sadly, most Seniors fit that category. We’re too smart and we’ve experienced too much to vote for socialists, so we’re facing government extermination as well, through medical euthanasia, government neglect, high taxes, sky-high drug costs via the pharmaceutical companies, and insufficient pensions.

Unable to pay their rent, some Vancouver Seniors are choosing to take their own lives rather than become homeless. Article here. In Germany, the elderly are having to do self-defense classes to protect themselves from Merkel’s suicidal “refugee” policies.

So they don’t want our guns to kill us – that’s just so they can make it easier for their pet savages to exterminate us, and by mass importation under the fake “Refugee” label, they are outbreeding us anyway.

And if you think Western governments care about high IQ producers, have you noticed how they are turning a blind eye to the blatant, government-approved White genocide happening in South Africa? Why? Because that is the model they follow: More people are on welfare than have jobs in South Africa.

Seniors, especially, but also Christians and all high IQ producers need to pull together more than ever before. Divided, we fall.

Robin Elliott

It All Comes Down to This

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While reading C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, I saw this article, “A Luddite Might Lead the Way,” and was impressed by something the author wrote: “what we learned from the scandals that beset the Catholic Church: a self-protective assumption of righteousness can make it harder to acknowledge and confront patterns of abuse.

I remembered something I had written and posted on Facebook: Once you have made the world the end and faith the means…” (The Screwtape Letters) refers beautifully to Liberation Theology, espoused by militant blacks around the world, as directed by their communist teachers. Liberation Theology is a movement in Christian theology, developed mainly by Latin American Roman Catholics and used most effectively by communists, that emphasizes liberation from social, political, and economic oppression as an anticipation of ultimate salvation. In the case of race, this “oppression” is usually based on the fact that low IQ people are inherently incapable of attaining the success that others can.

And then it all started to come together, especially after the way the Liberal Media is currently posthumously glorifying the terrorist and murderer Winnie Mandela. I realized what the real problem in our world is, and that is the self-categorizing aspect of human beings. We tend to justify our deepest desires, our true agenda, by aligning ourselves with a certain group, and then the group takes over and brainwashes us.

And how is this possible? How is it possible to succumb to propaganda and the re-education foisted upon us? Why are we so easily brainwashed and programmed according to the will of the groups with which we voluntarily align ourselves? Have we no minds of our own, no defense, no resistance? After all, we’re not vulnerable children anymore – that was taken care of most efficaciously by the communists, the Nazis, and now the Liberal school system.

And that is exactly what I realized. Apart from a low IQ (the explicit reason why Liberal governments import hordes of low IQ “refugees” that will become parasites and vote for the government hand that feeds them,) laziness, or a lack of any form of ambition, or mental disability, the real reason is lack of information.

Not the paucity of information – the Internet, libraries, and wise mentors offer abundant, free information on any and every subject – but the willingness to read, listen to, watch, consider, and fearlessly debate the wide array of information that can set us free from cults, political and social brainwashing and manipulation – in spite of the fact that our group will vigorously resist us doing so. By being informed and widely read, we can be free.

No amount of the assumption of righteousness, no politically correct Cultural Marxism, no false guilt or social pressure or group dynamics can confuse and mislead the well-informed mind. Those who courageously read and ponder the arguments against their current philosophies, debate those who don’t agree with us, or at least watch such debates on YouTube (those that are not yet censored) can learn a great deal. After all, your philosophy guides your life.

At the risk of seeming repetitive (I quoted the piece below in a previous article of mine), I’ll end with this from the Ayn Rand Institute:

“In Philosophy: Who Needs It, a collection of essays written by Rand in the years following Atlas Shrugged, she argues that philosophy is not a pastime for brooding teenagers or ivory tower intellectuals. It’s a subject that deals with some of the most important issues in human life. What kind of world do we live in? How do we separate knowledge from error? What is good and what is evil?

In Rand’s view, we cannot avoid having — and acting on — some answer to these questions.

Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by a conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought and scrupulously logical deliberation — or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions, undigested slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown together by chance, but integrated by your subconscious into a kind of mongrel philosophy and fused into a single, solid weight: self-doubt.”

Robin Elliott

Why People and Countries Fail

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There’s a reason why people fail, why, in spite of the fact you delegated the job to a competent person, he failed, and why entire governments and nations fail. 

When you hire someone for a job that he is unable to do since he doesn’t have the mental or physical capacity, you have exceeded the Zone of Proximal Development (see illustration above), and no matter how much training and guidance he receives, he will fail. When you do this en masse, like hiring women to do the work of men when they are physically incapable, just because it’s “politically correct” to do so, trouble is on its way.

When you elect a low IQ, inept Prime Minister whose claim to fame is his famous father, his trust fund, his good looks and the fact that his greatest achievement is that of a failed drama teacher, don’t be surprised when he surrounds himself with a government of equally incompetent people whom he elects on the basis of their sex, their religion, bribes, or their political views, and watch the country sink into moral debasement, trillion dollar debt, and terrible political alliances.

This article, Almost 100 Million People In America Aren`t Smart Enough To Enlist In The Military, reveals why the Zone of Proximal Development should not be exceeded. It also reveals how the average intelligence in America is decreasing. In fact the US military does not accept recruits with an IQ lower than 83. But then this article, “The U.S. Army lowers recruitment standards … again” reveals the lowering of standards in the US military.

Considering the Bell Curve and the focus on social upliftment, as well as the Cultural Marxist propaganda that “we’re all the same,” this is to be expected. A failed US military lies in the future.

Entrepreneurs are well-known for their inability to delegate properly. After delegating a task to someone, instead of making sure that person proves their ability to do the task correctly through first establishing their mental and physical ability and then regular training, feedback, support, and adequate communication, they tend to throw eager workers in at the deep end and fail to do so, and then chastise, shame, demote, and even fire them when they fail. The Peter Principle at work.

Even if employees have the IQ and the physical ability, correct, objective selection, delegation, training, communication, and support are essential.

People who decide to become entrepreneurs would be wise to vet themselves before embarking on risky entrepreneurial ventures. “Test in a small way before moving in a big way” is good advice. If you need our wife/mother to wake you up in the morning, if you’re lazy and undisciplined, and if you don’t take responsibility for your choices, you will probably fail.

And why do entire countries fail? Apart from the Trudeau and Obama fiascos, in which unqualified, low IQ, narcissistic psychopaths who hate the very country they have been elected to lead are at the helm,  all it takes is a look at sub-Saharan Africa, with an average IQ of 70 and a world that tells them they are just the same as North American, East Asian, and European leaders, and my point is made.

Finally, your philosophy will guide your perception, priorities choices, actions, and the results you achieve. Most people have never taken the time to objectively consider their own philosophy, values hierarchy, IQ, or character type.

From the Ayn Rand Institute:

“In Philosophy: Who Needs It, a collection of essays written by Rand in the years following Atlas Shrugged, she argues that philosophy is not a pastime for brooding teenagers or ivory tower intellectuals. It’s a subject that deals with some of the most important issues in human life. What kind of world do we live in? How do we separate knowledge from error? What is good and what is evil?

In Rand’s view, we cannot avoid having — and acting on — some answer to these questions.

“Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by a conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought and scrupulously logical deliberation — or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions, undigested slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown together by chance, but integrated by your subconscious into a kind of mongrel philosophy and fused into a single, solid weight: self-doubt.”

Robin Elliott

 

Seven Signs that it’s Time to Quit Your Job

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Seven bright, big, blinding, flashing red lights that warn you to fire your boss, to walk away, to cut bait, to bow out, stand down, leave, vacate (as in vacation), depart, abdicate – or lose your soul in that prison you call a job:

  1. What you are forced to do in order to be paid – much like a mercenary – clashed with your fundamental values and principles. If you owned the business, would you stoop to those levels? You would hate your wife and pastor to know what you agree to do for payment.
  2. Your boss is less qualified, less intelligent, and less skilled than you are, yet he earns the big bucks because he sucks up to his boss.
  3. You would be embarrassed if your wife, friends, relatives, and kids saw the way you are treated and spoken to, and you can’t react or you would lose your prisoner benefits – because that’s what you actually are, a paid slave.
  4. You hate your job and it stresses you exceedingly, but you sell your time and your humanity for the money.
  5. You stay, only because of FEAR – that you won’t find a better job / that you will remain unemployed / won’t be able to pay your bills / don’t know how to run your own business / have failed in your own business before.
  6. You’re slipping deeper and deeper into debt every month because even though you have cut your expenses to the bone, you can’t come out on your salary, and you’re now starting to gamble and use credit card debt and PayDay Loans to survive.
  7. You’re scared of what your wife or husband or family will say if you quit your job.

How many important family occasions, one-of-a-kind occasions have you missed because of work, a pompous boss? How many times have you been passed over for a promotion or a raise when you know you deserved it? Is it time to tell your boss, “Take this job and shove it,” like I did, 31 years ago?

Peace of mind, being able to look yourself in the mirror, hold your head up, be your own man. That’s what comes from doing the right thing, from holding to the iron rod, from standing up for the truth and your family and for what you believe in, regardles of what other people may say, think, or do.

You read this story about Mary Kay, about Colonel Saunders of Kentucky Fried Chicken and other men and women who started with nothing, many at an advanced age, and built a fortune, people with no business expertise. But fear prevents you from thinking you could do that. What if you could?

Why not get into your own business instead of finding a better boss, a better job? After all, as Bob Dylan said, “You gotta serve somebody” – yourself, or a boss. Here are the reasons why you should just stick it out in the job you hate or find a better boss: You’re weak, timid, undisciplined. You have bad self-esteem and your wife has to get you out of bed and off to work every morning. You’re a slob – you do the minimum, so you’re obese and you make a lot of excuses, blaming others for your bad choices.

But if you’re not like that, in fact you’re the opposite, here is one way to get into your own business while minimizing the risk, of making your dreams come true, of being your own boss.

Robin Elliott

The Best EVER ROI for Your Business Marketing Budget

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Many of us were convinced that sponsoring a large event or getting a booth at a trade show or buying promotional products – jackets, hats, T-shirts, pens, mugs, widgets – was the way to go. Or we donated a bunch of money to a charity event and received a certificate in a cheap frame that gets dusty as it hangs on our office wall…

I know I have been conned into spending many thousands on an assortment of the above promises; the ROI was abysmal if not non-existent. People politely thank you and then move on to the next mark – sorry – honoured sponsor or customer.

Now although some results may have shown up – a flash in the pan, a quick buck – when we decided to ask business owners to donate Trike Transporters to Senior and Disabled facilities, we bore the above in mind. We looked for a way to make such a bang that the donor would be scratching at our door to donate more – and more. And we came up with the following:

In addition to the sense of satisfaction and gratitude you will enjoy for the opportunity to increase the well-being and quality of life for many Seniors and Disabled people (YOU pick your cause) people on an ongoing basis – anyone who ever rides in those Trikes – a respite from the sadness, loneliness, depression, isolation, and monotony that these people live with, we put together the following benefits. You tell me what kind of ROI you think this will generate and whether or not you would like to know more:

First, a great Donation Celebration: a festive event in which your business or organization/fraternity officially hands over the Trikes, which have your business information – name/logo/description – you choose – Generously Donated by – on the backs and sides of the Trikes. The press, local dignitaries, recipients, Caregivers, and the public are invited, with speeches and balloons. Photos are taken, which you can use. And your business is the centre of attention; you’re not one of many. You can leverage this event by inviting your best customers. vendors, etc., if you wish, and using and pictures of video footage on your website, in your newsletters, and more. Pictures of this event in your offices will glean a lot more attention than boring certificates.

Second, your name remains on the Trikes as long as they exist so everyone who ever sees one or pedals one or rides in one will know that you were kind enough to donate it. Every time it appears in a photo or video, your name will appear. And if you have invested in T’shirts, hats, or jackets, you may insist that the people pedaling these beautiful, battery-assisted Trikes wear them, adding even more exposure, improving your Public Relations and branding even more.

If this is of interest to you, call me and let’s talk.

Robin Elliott  IPS WellnessFoundation

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