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An Angry Brazil Calls On US To Change Its Policy Stance

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Today's preemptive currency war salvo comes courtesy of Brazil's finance minister Guido Mantega.


Hey Guido, join 99% of America. Worst case you can put your Playboy-posing daughter on prime time TV to tell the idiot American public that the Fed is destroying it.

More as we see it.

And here is a gratuitous picture of Marina Mantega. Perhaps now America will finally listen.


And here is another


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Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:17 | 699577 hedgeless_horseman
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99% of America does not even know what America's policy stance is regarding the dollar.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:19 | 699591 SheepDog-One
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True, 99% of americans couldnt define 'inflation' or have any what 'QE' is or any of the rest of it....theyre told all is well and prices havent shot up yet so they feel no pain on 99 weeks of unemployment. And thats why the FED and Wall St and govt can get away with what theyre doing. Hell, most americans today feel they WON something by the meet the new boss same as the old boss election!

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:22 | 699608 Sean7k
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I think Mariana's breasts are a good example of inflation through quantitative silicone easing. 

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:49 | 699734 FEDbuster
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I think Robotrader could post a chart of her growth.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:51 | 699742 Instant Karma
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Got to love Brazil. EWZ for me.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:53 | 699747 Turd Ferguson
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Stop the presses!!

I think I just found my new screen saver.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:59 | 699961 hedgeless_horseman
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Divided and conquered.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:11 | 699811 ZackAttack
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Blond spreads are widening.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:16 | 699838 desgust
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EXACTLY my first thought!

Inflated like NYSE!

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:33 | 699676 TheDriver
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99% of America does not understand what Federal Reserve Notes are.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:02 | 699774 outamyeffinway
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You are generous.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:47 | 700143 Cruel Aid
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I found a silver certificate in my wallet one day. It stuck out like a sore thumb. I treasure it today.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:52 | 699943 thislittlepiggy
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Make love, not currency war!

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:16 | 699579 Ragnarok
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Just tax the shit out of incoming dollars and buy gold. Fuck. Someone give me a job as a BRIC central banker.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:17 | 699582 cxl9
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Brazilian women are hot.

I have nothing further to add to the discussion.


Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:19 | 699590 gwar5
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The hottest.

"HELP" Disco -- Rio? OMFG

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:29 | 699652 swissinv
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Gwar, try it with Gloria next time ;)

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:57 | 699959 trav7777
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partial to Salvador, myself

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:04 | 699966 trav7777
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Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:27 | 699643 swissinv
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they are not getting horny with a low USD... Bitchezz

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:07 | 699795 margaris
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Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:48 | 699931 Vergeltung
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their percentage of hotness is certainly WAY up there....

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:17 | 699584 gwar5
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Jeeez, this is going to get interesting. Why didn't he say something louder before Ben did something?

Too late bro', buy gold or pump more oil

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:54 | 699751 potatomafia
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Peter Schiff will be proven right again....  We are flooding the world with dollars, creating distortions everywhere, and eventually they will say FU to the dollar.



Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:18 | 699589 Qoheleth
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Sorry, Mantega, we're run by undisciplined children who believe in fairy tales.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:07 | 699797 Azannoth
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If you mean the voting public that youre 100% correct

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:19 | 699593 espirit
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Short BennieBux, long physical PM's.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:20 | 699595 Spalding_Smailes
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Would you like some inflation with your coffee ...?

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:20 | 699598 Spartan
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Its interesting the markets I track for a European Energy Trader, coal, european power, european gas and carbon (fairly isolated from joe public) are not drinking todays kool aid....

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:23 | 699613 Rick64
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And here is a gratuitous picture of Marina Mantega. Perhaps now America will finally listen.

Can she dance? Put her on dancing with the stars then you can reach the U.S. public

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:01 | 699969 Mariposa de Oro
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Can she mud wrestle?  Marina+Snookie= 200 Million eyeballs glued to TeeVee....if mud isn't your thing how about coleslaw?  Then you guys cans can fistfight to see who gets to help her clean up.  No towels allowed....


Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:23 | 699617 Clark_Griswold ...
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I had a comment to add but lost my train of thought while reviewing the Brazilian Trade,.. "Graph(s)".....?!

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:25 | 699624 doolittlegeorge
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That's ADMIRAL Bernanke, MOFO!  (When I'm not "Huggy Bear Bernanke with my honey's and homey's of course.)  Now--"who's gonna play Liberace"?  Originally I was going to cast Warren Buffet as he "testifies before Congresss."  I'm still sticking with that.  I am being serious btw.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:22 | 699854 knukles
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Testicles before Congress? 

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:28 | 699635 vs an army all alone
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OK, that will do Tyler I'm moving to Brazil

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:51 | 699941 Shameful
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And if you knock one of those fine young ladies up no extradition till the kid is an adult. Or just get citizenship by marring one.

Will say I would love her telling me about monetary policy...hell maybe if she did the TV heads might listen :)

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:26 | 699639 espirit
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You must not have gotten the memo Ben & Tim released, in short they said "Screw Everybody" except amerikan banksters.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:27 | 699642 Rick64
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Brazil if your angry now just wait 6 months.  Hang in there we have a long way to go.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:28 | 699647 Bruno the Bear
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If I was Guido I'd be following Marina around daily with a shotgun to aim at any male that got within 50 feet of her.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:29 | 699651 jus_lite_reading
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The worst response was from China's Xia and Japan's Shirkawa or whatever the EFF his name is- "The Fed's QE is nothing compared to what we will bring to the table..."

Let the wars begin!

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:58 | 699765 Assetman
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What the Fed is doing isn't Quantitative Easing...

... the more apt term is "Quantitative Sleazing".

If China does come to the table with something to counter the Sleazing effect, this is going to end up being more costly than a $600 billion stealth tax increase.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:23 | 699856 jus_lite_reading
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That is why according to my "theory", the situation will be self perpetuating until the last man is standing. At which time, the entire world is thrown in chaos and pandemonium. That being said, I expect a war to break out well in advance of that.

Perhaps those with the least possessions will fare the best! Which brings me back to the simple life of africans and such peoples who will fare much better than lazy americans who can't live 2 hours without a TV remote control or microwavable pizza.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:06 | 699985 trav7777
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yeah, river blindness and dying of malnutrition are much preferred

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 14:16 | 700249 jus_lite_reading
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Funny, but that is not the point. Without technology and advancements in pharmacology, the average american won't last a few days without his "flu shots" and Advil. Please, don't get me started on how many people I know are on 3-4 meds "to keep the alive." Bloodpressure meds, cholesterol meds, antiangina meds etc etc.


I'm not advocating moving to Afrika or putting yourself in that situation but rather, cutting back to bare essentials... get ready to do without them.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 16:34 | 700893 Sokhmate
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I agree. I've cut back to the two bare essentials in my life: good sex and healthy food.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:06 | 699986 Mariposa de Oro
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Well said!  If I'm going to be poor, I'd rather be around people who know how to be poor than a bunch of formerly spoiled but presently shell shocked Americans.  At least experienced poor people know what's important in life.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:30 | 699655 usexpat
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Tyler, could you please dig up a few videos clips from CNBC from earlier this year in which NUMEROUS analysts said the Euro was in freefall and would reach parity with the dollar. They should be shamed too.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:28 | 699873 jus_lite_reading
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Back in 2008, I called the fall of the EURO and said the EURUSD would hit at least 1.20, perhaps 1.10. I didn't know what would happen after that.


Now, I have been able to map out the next few months- the EURUSD should rise until the bad news leaks out that Greece is allowed to default, along with Ireland and Portugal. The ECB will say that things "are worse than they expected" and the EURUSD will hit 1.20 once again, until the next round of QE III which I expect to be within 6 months as they STEP up their purchases and the dollar falls to 1,45 again.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:30 | 699658 mohadiep
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nice tits

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:06 | 699790 Cognitive Dissonance
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The upholstered chair is spectacular.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:24 | 699858 knukles
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Right near the bottom of the cushion.  Is that the material unravelling or.......

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:10 | 699992 Mariposa de Oro
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Your wife is looking over your shoulder, isn't she?


Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:34 | 699675 Rider
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"Idiot American Public"

All was said.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:34 | 699677 lsbumblebee
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Mmmm. Brazilian marmelada. Delicious.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:41 | 699706 Whatta
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And here is a gratuitous picture of Marina Mantega


geebus, i'd like to wrassle wit dat! pin me 'tween them legs til i cry like a bonus reneged wall street 'ho.




Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:42 | 699708 Hondo
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Done!  All dollars converted and off to Brazil....good luck America.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:51 | 699741 SumoPower
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she worked in a bm&f brokerage house in bz... she was terrible back then. nothing like some nip and tuck and photoshop...

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:53 | 699748 SheHunter
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Anyone who can figure a way to make a few good bucks has my high five be it showing off skin to the hungry masses or selling initialized pencils on a street corner.  That said, if Bernie Boy really wants the market to rally he'll jump the $USD up a good chunk this afternoon to force equities down thereby making the 'small' investors feel like they are seeing an entry point.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:56 | 699755 John McCloy
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I finally relent. Closing my shorts and going long 2x Silver ETF by next week. I knew that they would not stop until they had created the most dangerous bubble of all-time but I did not believe they could actually achieve this. Fundamentals, valuations and accounting no longer matter and neither does unemployment. They will steal every dollar from the future to create growth now and debt be damned.

The entire stock market has been nationalized and nobody but a few are aware of it.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 11:59 | 699770 SheHunter
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Just now cashing out on the shorts?  Ouch.  Hopefully you had some good hedges lurking in the background my friend!   

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:06 | 699792 gwar5
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so you were the short cover we were waiting on

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:03 | 699775 DosZap
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jus lite

"The worst response was from China's Xia and Japan's Shirkawa or whatever the EFF his name is- "The Fed's QE is nothing compared to what we will bring to the table..."


What will they do??.......

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:31 | 699882 jus_lite_reading
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The Japanese version of QE, on orders of magnitude. The Chinese, I'm not so sure about. They are really stuck.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:05 | 699787 gwar5
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Nice set of updates

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:10 | 699806 Central Wanker
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They have my divided attention.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:14 | 699817 MarketTruth
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Hey Robo, that is a real woman, not those cocaine snorting stick figures you seem to post all the time. Lil spinners break easily too, real men need something more... durable.

Though yes, she is a bit too chunky so perhaps something inbetween your anorexic women and her.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:12 | 699820 Superdrol
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You can tell she is pretty overweight even with the airbrushing.  Playboy has lowered their standards.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:42 | 700124 notadouche
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yes but her fat looks a lot better than my wife's fat.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 15:44 | 700641 Superdrol
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Hm. touche........touche.......

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:13 | 699825 Common_Cents22
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The net and google images will playboy out of biz,  but I thought people subscribed for the articles?


I'm long brazilian women!

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:19 | 699844 Superdrol
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I closed out my shorts yesterday after the market did not sell off after the QE announcement.  I kept it small though.  It will be a good trade at some point to get short, but probably not for awhile.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:25 | 699861 francois
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My shorts are rising, for some reason....

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:27 | 699870 anony
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She's too short.  What a waste of pulchritude.

This proves there is no god or she's a very jealous bitch what with all the a-b cups runnin' around seeking silicone.


Thu, 11/04/2010 - 12:33 | 699884 knukles
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(In voice of Tony Soprano, Ben Bernanke to Guido, governor of the Brazilian Cambio de Exchange)

Guido, you little pissant excuse for a Dego, what I'm talkin' about, you listenin' to me you little fat fuck, is the fuckin' money you owes tah me.  And we're changin' the debt, maybe even make it easier for you, Guido. (Slap!)  Now listen real fuckin' good, because that skank daughter of yours lifes depends on it, uh?  And I don't fuckin' mean diapers, neither, ya' little eggplant.
We don't want our dollars a'back.  We want your pesetas or whatever the shit's called you use for money.  Lots of pesetas, and we want 'em marked, real, new, fresh.  Got it?

No Fucking Dollars!
None of that ass wipe paper any more. 

No Dollars!


(Sound of the Pauls cheering.) 

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:14 | 700006 faustian bargain
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I like boobies.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:22 | 700035 knukles
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Thu, 11/04/2010 - 15:45 | 700646 Problem Is
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David Alan Grier: "You mean... big breasteses?"

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:14 | 700009 trav7777
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OMG, NO...the Real might appreciate and kill Brazil's ability to be a China-like protectionist mercantile ponzi.  We CANNOT have that!

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:33 | 700062 99er
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Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:47 | 700140 SlorgGamma
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Remember the distant, prehistoric days of 1991? When Russia was being plundered by corrupt oligarchs, Brazil was a sick joke of an economy, China's middle class was nonexistent, and India had just run out of forex reserves?

Now it's the US which is being plundered by corrupt oligarchs, its economy is a sick joke, its middle class is nonexistent, and its currency is about to lose world reserve status -- and it's the BRICs who are bursting with American-style innovation, balanced growth and self-confidence.

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:50 | 700156 SheepDog-One
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Seems to me today shows QE2 and POMO is another failure, US $LOLar down 1.2%, DOW up 1%, gold/silver up 3.5%. How is that not a stock pumping failure?

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 13:58 | 700183 jimijon
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I am all ears!

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 14:58 | 700417 CurrencySpider
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"The USA's economic decline and influence along with the rise of the BRICS with increasing living standards is the only way to win the war against terror and future state/multinational terror supported groups."


Dr. Meli




Thu, 11/04/2010 - 15:40 | 700616 Problem Is
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Marina Mantega for Secretary of the US Treasury...
She makes CNBC Anchorettes look like flat chested dog faced tom-boys...

Marina Mantega's chest makes Erin "Mannish-Boy" Burnett's chest look like negative equity...

Burnett's chest a "sunk" cost?

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 18:24 | 701251 Buck Johnson
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Very good.

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