Daterape_awareness Blog











let’s not loose site of the real issue…the conscious decision to act predatorily…

I think in a prior post I may have said that only men rape and that may be true BUT THE MAJORITY OF MEN DO NOT RAPE… http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/rape-rape-culture-problem-patriarchy/

and here’s what RAINN reports about the majority:

Men who do not rape but would be willing to rape if they were sure they would not be punished.
Men who do not rape but will not intervene when another man rapes.
Men who do not rape but buy sex with women who have been, or likely will be, raped in the context of being prostituted.
Men who do not rape but will watch films of women in situations that depict rape or rape-like acts.
Men who do not rape but find the idea of rape sexually arousing.
Men who do not rape but whose sexual arousal depends on feeling dominant and having power over a woman.
Men who do not rape but routinely masturbate to pornography in which women are presented as objectified bodies whose primary, or only, function is to provide sexual pleasure for men.
Those men are not rapists. But is that fact — that the men in these categories are not, in legal terms, guilty of rape — comforting? Are we advancing the cause of ending men’s violence against women by focusing only on the acts legally defined as rape— rape as an act of “forcible penetration” http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/rape-rape-culture-problem-patriarchy/

— the research establishes that between 10.6 percent and 16.1 percent of American women have been raped. That means somewhere between 12 million and 18 million women in this country today live as rape victim-survivors, if we use a narrow definition of the crime.

THAT FACT IS STAGGERING> My beloved daughter, in whose memory I blog, was the victim of a predatory date rape drug (GHB)poisoning that induced her death within hours. The men who were responsible went free, un-prosecuted! My personal history includes being molested at age 5, 9, and 13, and raped at 16 and at 19 aided by a date rape drug. When I was 5 I didn’t tell anyone until I was almost 30 but even then the truth was ill received. I did not report the rapes. ..A rape culture doesn’t command men to rape, but it does make rape inviting, and it reduces the likelihood rapists will be identified, arrested, prosecuted, convicted and punished. http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/rape-rape-culture-problem-patriarchy/

Why should we fear talking about the socialization process by which boys and men are trained to see themselves as powerful over women and to see women as sexual objects? THIS IS THE CONVERSATION I KEEP ASKING FOR. I’M NOT AFRAID TO ASK BECAUSE LADIES WE HAVE ONE CHANCE TO CHANGE HOW MEN PERCEIVE WOMEN AND IT BEGINS WHEN THE MAN IS A BABY AND THEN A BOY THAT IS WHEN HE IS LEARNING ABOUT RELATIONS<
HIPS…ABOUT LOVE AND HONOR..I SPEAK FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF MY OWN SON WHO BURIED A SISTER AND HAS BEEN RAISED BY A SINGLE MOTHER…HE LOVES AND HONORS WOMEN…MY SON IS CHIVALROUS…HE IS KIND AND CARING ABOUT WOMEN….SO I KNOW IT'S POSSIBLE. RAISE BOYS WHO LOVE AND HONOR WOMEN.



{July 18, 2014}   Brave Miss World

I saw the above documentary on Netflix and it is amazing. Read how Miss World 1998, uses the trauma of rape to empower her and now, to take that energy into the world empowering other women and asking them to join her voice to speak out and no longer be silent and violence against women. What an amazing woman. Watch and listen to her story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6AXRNgVbgc

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/16/living/brave-miss-world-emmy/index.html?hpt=hp_c3



Every girl and woman should be able to live safely and free of violence. Violence against women must never be accepted, never excused, never tolerated.
– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw57-stop-violence-against-women#sthash.6J3phXQU.dpuf

In terms of the U.N.’s perspective on crimes against women, the analysis focusses on the threat to social structures and economic and productivity models: Violence against women and girls is a gross human rights violation that fractures families and communities and hampers development. It has enormous social, economic and productivity costs for individuals, families, communities and societies.
It costs countries billions of dollars every year in extra health care costs and lost productivity.
– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw57-stop-violence-against-women#sthash.6J3phXQU.dpuf

Worldwide, how can what constitutes rape vary from country to country? Is there any doubt in any woman’s mmd what constitutes rape? No, all women clearly understand what constitutes rape. Apparently though for men rape is a grey area. The is reflected in the fact that the definition of what constitutes rape varies from country to country so there’s no internationally accepted method of comparing on country’s rape statistics with those of other nations. http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/india-rape-problem-udas/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

India: 14 year old raped by decree of village elder: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/world/asia/india-rape-village-rules/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

In India, “[i]ncidents of rape have gone up by 873% in India in the past 60 years. On average, each day, three Dalit women are raped in some part of our country. The conviction rate for rape cases in 2011 was 25% — although some estimate only one in 10 rapes is reported. The conviction rate for men accused of raping Dalit women is almost nil…” http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/opinion/gupta-india-rape-culture/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

Although, an heightened awareness of crimes against women resulted in India after the publicized trial of a Girl whose rape changed India: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/india-rape-problem-udas/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

A Non-volent response to this war:

Launched in 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.

The global vision of the UNiTE campaign is a world free from violence against all women and girls.
UNiTE Goals

Adoption and enforcement of national laws to…punish all forms of violence against women and girls, in line with international human rights standards.
Establishment of national and/or local campaigns and the engagement of a diverse range of civil society actors in preventing violence and in supporting women and girls who have been abused. [This is similar to Obama's recent approach with college campuses]
Systematic efforts to address sexual violence in conflict situations and to protect women and girls from rape as a tactic of war and full implementation of related laws and policies. http://endviolence.un.org/about.shtml

STAY CONNECTED WTH YOUR SISTERS AROUND THE GLOBE- MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Every year, 25 November and the ensuing 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are commemorated around the world, providing individuals and groups a chance to mobilize and call attention to the urgent need to end violence against women and girls. – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/end-violence-against-women#sthash.mGqMA90D.dpuf



Children are victims of predators at America’s favorite theme parks: Florida’s Walt Disney World and Sea World. Watch and read: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/14/us/theme-park-employees-child-sex-stings/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Most of these men deny they are child predators and sexual predators. What’s Disney’s response? They respond that sexual predators are only a small fraction/percentage of Disney World’s employees, and they have policies and procedures in place to screen employees. Police argue people working with children need to be submitted to a polygraph, which is currently against federal law because of privacy issues. But, Sexual Predators still get hired at facilities catering to children even with strigent screening.

Who are these sexual predators? Just like the sexual predators of women, predators of children also are grown men preying of the innocence and the vulnerability of children! We live in a culture of rape that feeds on the defenseless and innocent.



The planet was always male dominated: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/04/17/324415/-The-Genocide-of-Matriarchal-Societies#

Patriarchy Society as a perspective…an idea…an hologram…Patriarchy is dominance by men over women…Violence in patriarchy is a must…http://www.second-congress-matriarchal-studies.com/werlhof.html

Opening our minds to a return to Matriarchal Societies…and the care of all life..

Demetra George. “Mysteries Of The Dark Moon.” P.28.
…the transition from matriarchal to patriarchal culture…occurred five millennia ago. Current researchers…working in the fields of theology, archaeology, art history, and mythology, are uncovering evidence that, starting around 300 BCE, there occurred a transition in the predominant religious and political structures that governed humanity. Matriarchal societies, which had worshiped goddesses of the earth and moon such as Innana, Ishtar, Isis, Demeter, and Artemis, gave way to patriarchal societies, which followed the solar gods and heroes such as Gilgamesh, Amen Ra, Zeus, Yahweh, and Apollo. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/04/17/324415/-The-Genocide-of-Matriarchal-Societies#

…the beginning of the Hebrew religion with its God Yahweh is said to have marked the end of the Goddess’ Golden Age. Approximately this was between 1800 – 1500 BC when the prophet Abraham lived in Canaan. http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/g/goddess_1_intro_and_history.html

…the reason for our current male-dominated society, as well as through the history of keeping women out of power religiously, politically, financially, and socially – is genocide. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/04/17/324415/-The-Genocide-of-Matriarchal-Societies

The Ancient Tao, Verse 28 Living Virtuously, states

Know the strength of man.
but keep a woman’s care!

…we have come to a stage of human evolution where we are trying to reach the higher realms of consciousness for creative and generative action…From the age of the “Leo Lion” which was dominated by the masculine principle we have reached the age of the “Aquarius” which is dominated by the feminine principle. The return of the feminine principle does not mean the ruthless domination of the world as that was seen during the masculine principle dominated era. It only means that we are getting closer to nature and we are looking at a balance being established between the feminine and the masculine principles of nature…In fact the time has come for the return of the feminine. http://www.rise-of-womanhood.org/ancient-matriarchy.html

Unlike the plight of women today…From the studies conducted on the existing matriarchal societies as well as those from history we can find that women had enjoyed dignified and prominent position in these societies. http://www.second-congress-matriarchal-studies.com/werlhof.html

The origin of the goddess cult would have begun with the early clans of Egypt which were matrilineal in nature and where the mother was the primary parent of her family. In these clans the family lineage was always traced through the feminine gender, going from the mother to daughter. It is believed that after many generations of such lineage, the oldest ancestors of the clan would have first been revered, then deified and finally mythologized into becoming a proto-goddess of the type of Nekhebt and Ua Zit. http://www.rise-of-womanhood.org/ancient-matriarchy.html

By c. 1570 BC, patriarchy was firmly entrenched in Egypt, and it was also during this time that there were no priestesses available in the temples, and the word pharaoh came to be applied solely to the king rather than the royal house. This drastic change in the social structure culminated in c. 1300 BC with the religious revolution of Akhnaton. http://www.rise-of-womanhood.org/ancient-matriarchy.html

Connect with your ancestral linage. You carry their DNA. Think of the woman you are simply because you exist. Access your divine feminine and raise your consciousness and care for all living things, beginning with yourself, as this is your legacy.



MEET NFL DARREN SHARPER SERIAL DATE RAPE PREDATOR USING DATE RAPE DRUGS TO DRUG VICTIMS IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2013700-who-is-darren-sharper-date-rape-allegations-raise-serious-questions

FORBES – The Ten Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Women: http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/04/26/most-dangerous-us-cities-women-anchorage-fairbanks-flint/

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE: Violence against women and girls is one of the most disturbing aspects of living in a culture that promotes a hierarchy of power in human relationships according to class, race, and gender, among other divisions. In the United States, a woman is more likely to be assaulted, injured, raped, or murdered by a male partner than by any other type of attacker. According to the National Woman Abuse Prevention Project, approximately 3 to 4 million women are beaten each year and more than 1,000 women-an estimated 4 per day-are murdered by their husbands or partners…it is estimated that a woman is battered every 15 seconds…Sexual assault is considered to be the fastest growing yet least reported crime. According to statistics, a rape is committed every 6 minutes. …The phrase “a man’s home is his castle” sends a message that such violence is a private matter. http://www2.edc.org/WomensEquity/pubs/digests/digest-gbviolence.html

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PLEAS TO MEN TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – CHANGING A CULTURE OF RAPE: The president said a priority was to find ways to encourage more men to intervene when they see an attack or to report assaults. “I want every young man in America to feel some strong peer pressure in terms of how they are supposed to behave and treat women,” Mr. Obama said. “Men have to take more responsibility; men have to intervene,” he added. “The measure of manhood is willingness to speak up and speak out, and begin to change the culture.”

COLLEGE AGED WOMEN ARE THE HIGHEST RISK GROUP FOR DATE RAPE BY DRUGS OR ACOHOL: RAINN recommends (TO PRESIDENT OBAMA’S TASK FORCE) a three-tiered approach when it comes to preventing sexual violence on college campuses. A prevention campaign should include the following elements:
1. Bystander intervention education: empowering community members to act in response to acts of sexual violence.
2. Risk-reduction messaging: empowering members of the community to take steps to increase their personal safety.
3. General education to promote understanding of the law, particularly as it relates to the ability to consent. https://rainn.org/images/03-2014/WH-Task-Force-RAINN-Recommendations.pdf

What does all this mean? Well, one, if you’re female your have a one in four chance of being assaulted in your lifetime. But, if your are a college lady you also have a one in four chance of being raped, http://listen.nycagainstrape.org/learn.html, and it’s likely to be assisted by date rape drugs and alcohol. But rape and violence against women followed a fundamental shift in society from a matriarchal culture to a patriarchal society supported by a bible that designates woman the property of man lesser by alleged acts of Eve so, to say rape is a cultural phenomena diminishes the fact that violence against women is a global systemic fact of life. It will require a shift in consciousness for some men to eradicate predatorily instincts toward women and toward children. These are ancient issues acerbated by the prolific availability of drugs and alcohol available to men to subdue unsuspecting women and children. These predators are men. Only men perpetrate crimes and violence against women that spans the globe. The president clearly understands that raising the consciousness of men to act from their inherent goodness and align men in nobler roles towards women. It is but a small step for women but the journey begins with the first step. It’s a beginning. But it’s a systemic issue that must be eradicated at its root like slavery and other forms of prejudice and oppression. Talk about oppressive, look to other women throughout the third world and

other developing countries where violence against women is also engrained culturally as throughout the world. It is men who rape and prey on women.

It is a male issue in a world dominated by men. As women in America we can negotiate our rights through the legislative process and believe we are making gains. But, it seems we are negotiating what is ours as human beings regardless of gender. We have a right to be free from fear of our own friends, or favorite cousin, or uncle or father, or brother, or your dad’s business partner. They all might be a potential predator.

As women today in the present moment we must remain vigilant and always go out with a BFF and never leave drinks unattended, or take one from a stranger. And, above all we can strive to raise our sons to love and honor and respect women and all human beings and raise awareness of a woman’s right as a human being to live free from predatorily threats of random and premeditated acts of violence.



{July 7, 2014}   Round Up The Usual Suspects

How do pharmacutical companies get permitted to manufacturer GHB derivative products marked by other names via physician promotions? Doctors Peddling GHB derivative products…federal crimes arising from his participation in a nationwide scheme to unlawfully promote the medication Xyrem, also known as sodium oxybate and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (“GHB”), to prescribing physicians for non-approved medical purposes…

Why are recipes like this one for making GHB prolific online? http://www.angelfire.com/planet/organicchemistry/Index/page%203%20chemical%20drugs/page%203.3.3.htm

Why is GHB continuously manufacture red and sold on black market? Because there is a perpetual demand. A hole or a vacancy that people try to to fill when it would dissolve on its own…

Its staggering when you think about the fact that the illegal drug market in the United States is one of the most profitable in the world.
http://www.p olicyalmanac.org/crime/archive/drug_trafficking.shtml

It’s the law…ignored by many: http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title4/civ00016.ht

Fact is no one is going to help you but you can help yourself by raising your GHB AWARENESS.

Addicted to GHB? Get Help: http://www.addiction411.com/ghb/

Then there is this whole issue of GHB Dependancy: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEYQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.researchgate.net%2Fpublication%2F256424256_GHB_GBL_and_14-BD_Addiction%2Ffile%2F9c960529b4eabe4c2d.pdf&ei=h_W6U-CqGcqa8QGzyYHADQ&usg=AFQjCNGkX9Pgj0Y6UO8LhDtfW8aKGOUchg&sig2=GA3jTm5SNddRw7SR9-0CNg

Think you know enough about GHB to try it? Then, keep reading and follow this link: http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/quality_safety/5GHBPreReview.pdf



{June 20, 2014}   De-mystifying date rape drugs

Be Street Savvy, Be Aware of your surroundings and get the facts on date rape drug awareness

Date Rape Drug Awareness:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKIAgazyUUE    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvOpN-QQs_U     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk_ysDcaacQ

Profiling Predators (University of Michigan Study): http://sapac.umich.edu/article/196     http://tacticalsurvivaltraining.com/sexual-predator-rehabilitation-catch-a-predator/

Date Rape Drug Victim: http://teens.webmd.com/girls/features/date-rape-drugs-it-happened-to-me

Predators are relying on everything you don’t know or see: http://www.cybersafewomen.org/date_rape_drugs_drug-facilitated_sexual_assault”

Colleges and date rape drug victims’ stories: http://www.lifetimeadoption.com/daterapedrug.html

Date rape drugs on the rise: http://www.bgnews.com/date-rape-drugs-on-rise/article_20fdda69-9fe3-500f-883a-cfe78a05707a.html?TNNoMobile

Protecting ourselves from predators:  http://www.relating360.com/index.php/how-teenagers-can-protect-themselves-from-date-rape-drugs-43105/

Date Rape Drug Awareness:  http://c-coda.org/other_drugs/date_rape_drugs

Ambien as Predator choice date rape drug, LA:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/03/26/darren-sharper-ambien-zolpidem-insomnia-date-rape-case/6930621/  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/drug-sharper-common-rapists-article-1.1616611

Predator Psychology: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/psychology+predators/9750591/story.html     http://tacticalsurvivaltraining.com/sexual-predator-rehabilitation-catch-a-predator/

De-mystifying date rape drugs:  http://ameharome.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/date-rape-drugs-explained-and-de-mystified/

The Truth About Date Rape Drugs:  http://www.thesoko.com/thesoko/article1257.html

If it is against your will, it is against the law:   http://www.miamidade.gov/police/victims-date-rape.asp

A CULTURE OF RAPE:  The Military & Date Rape Drugs (The military she’d trusted to care for her wasn’t interested in caring for her at all…):  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-rape-of-petty-officer-blumer-20130214

Predator Protection – Why Be A Victim? – Seek Martial Arts or Self-Defense Training In Your Community – http://www.womensmartialartsalliance.com/Sexual_Assault.php

What if you think your a victim of date rape drugs?: http://www.justthinktwice.com/consequences/your_drink_is_drugged.html



Here is a shocking statistic: Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted…one of the biggest problems is the rising use of date rape drugs at parties. http://www.americanowners.com/story/19896754/more-rapists-using-drugs-on-victims

Sex offenders comprise an extremely heterogeneous population.

There is no typical profile of a rapist, but they share some common characteristics.

Sex offenders are overwhelmingly male, typically have access to consensual sex, and were not sexually or physically abused as children.

Men are more likely to commit sexual violence in communities where sexual violence goes unpunished.

Sex offenders are experts in rationalizing their behavior.

Cross-cultural studies of rape identify the following factors as contributors to sexual violence: sex-role socialization, rape myths, lack of sanctions for abuse, male peer group support, pornography, adversarial sexual beliefs, lack of empathy, and all-male membership groups such as fraternities and sports teams.

Alcohol abuse has been identified as a strong correlate of college rape.

In a study on male sexual coercion, 23% of college men admitted to getting a date drunk or stoned to engage in sexual intercourse.

Alcohol can be a disinhibitor and increase sexual impulsivity, as well as lower women’s detection of risk and impair their ability to resist assault.

Intercourse cannot be consensual when the woman is incapacitated due to intoxication. http://sopac.umich.edu/article/196

Women can be sedated by date rape drugs. So-called “date rape” or predator drugs have sedative, hypnotic and an amnesic effect. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/26/date-rape-drug-suspected-after-san-rafael-bar-patron-assaults

BE AWARE OF PREDATOR WHO PREY ON INNOCENCE. What is more innocent than being out with friends and having a couple drinks. But predators are in our midst and they can without you seeing put GHB in your drink and make you completely vulnerable and at their mercy. BRING AWARENESS TO EVERY SITUATION.

“It’s not that person who is hiding in the bushes, and it’s not necessarily some weirdo in the bar dropping drugs into someone’s drink,” Peacott-Ricardos said. “It could be somebody that you know and that you know very well, who is crossing that line into sexual violence.”

Http://KHON2.COM/2014/04/24/beware-the-dangers-of-alcohol-date-rape-drugs



{June 9, 2014}   GHB: The Silent Killer

GHB IS BIG BUSINESS WHO CAN HIRE LOBBYIST, ATTRACT SPOKESPERSON: http://disinfo.com/2013/01/ghb-prohibition-codification-of-moral-mass-hysteria/

GET THE FACTS: http://pharmpsych.com/2013/10/12/dark-pharmacy-science-date-rape-drugs/

http://www.projectghb.org/content/ghb-death-statistics

http://pharmpsych.com/2013/10/27/ghb-overview/

http://www.drugaddictiontreatment.com/types-of-addiction/club-drugs/ghb-addiction/

http://www.shiftingsandspictures.com/

There are more than 20 drugs used for sexual assault, according to the Journal of American College Health. Three common drugs are: GHB (gamma- hydroxybutyric acid), Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) and Ketamine (ketamine hydrochloride).

http://www.redandblack.com/news/date-rape-drugs-sexual-assault-go-unreported-too-often/article_099fce27-ce1b-5afb-9b16-6419bf790b97.html

GHB DOESN’T discriminate, it will Kill women as well as men. Jovin Raethz. Click link to read his story: http://www.wehoville.com/2014/03/20/jovin-raethzs-death-apparent-ghb-overdose-sparks-discussion-drug-abuse-gay-weho/

WHY MEN RAPE: http://iranscope.ghandchi.com/Anthology/Women/rape.htm

WHEN YOU READ STUFF LIKE THIS YOUR HAIR OUGHT TO STAND STRhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10071086/Deaths-caused-by-legal-highs-rises-four-fold.htmlAIGHT UP: The all-party Home Affairs Select Committee said new synthetic drugs are appearing on the market at the rate of more than one a week, making it impossible for current drug laws to keep pace.

WORLDWIDE:

NEW YORK: http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-york-city-police-report-three-ghb.htm

CHICAGO: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/02/27/2-investigators-date-rape-drug-becoming-favorite-for-recreational-use/

FLORIDA: http://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs5/5169/odd.htm; http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/states/newsrel/mia033106.html

CANADA: http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/05/05/police_identify_woodbridge_murder_victim.html

LONDON: http://skrufff.com/2013/05/ghb-death-debate-in-londons-vauxhall-thursday-may-9/

SCOTLAND: http://skrufff.com/2013/05/ghb-death-debate-in-londons-vauxhall-thursday-may-9/
AUSTRALIA:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/inflation-nightclub-denies-moving-ghb-overdose-victim-out-before-getting-help/story-fni0fee2-1226676159653

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2426600/Shaunie-Liddle-19-died-GHB-overdose-taking-date-rape-drug-sleep.html

RISE ABOVE MAINSTREAM ATTRACTIONS THAT PLACE YOU IN COMPROMISING SITUATIONS. AWARENESS IS THE ANTIDOTE TO GHB TARGETING BY PREDATORS. SHARE YOUR AWARENESS WITH ALL YOUR SISTERS. BE A VOICE IN YOUR CIRCLE; IN YOUR COMMUNITY.



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