Al Gore Says Democratic Candidates Should Absolutely Run On AOC’s Green New Deal: Report

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December 13, 2019 1:07 PM ET

Former Vice President Al Gore believes the Green New Deal (GND) could be a winning issue for Democrats in 2020.

The GND is a “broad brushstroke, bold proclamation, the details of which are designed to be filled in later,” Gore told Politico Friday. He believes Democratic candidates should use the legislation to help generate enthusiasm before next year’s election, Politico reported.

Gore also suggested that Republicans are flipping on climate change. “We’re not that far away from a restoration of bipartisan support, particularly since Mother Nature is getting everybody’s attention with these fires and floods and hurricanes,” he told reporters.

Republicans in the Senate torpedoed the activist-backed legislation in March as Democrats called the vote a dog-and-pony show. The GOP defeated the proposal 57-0; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the bill a socialistic ploy designed to kill the economy. (RELATED: McConnell And Senate Republicans Vote To Kill Green New Deal)

The resolution, introduced in February by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called for “10-year national mobilizations” toward addressing climate change. A fact sheet published alongside the proposal claimed the plan would “mobilize every aspect of American society on a scale not seen since World War 2.”

The GND would reportedly phase out fossil fuel usage within 12 years, but could cost tens of trillions of dollars, some reports show. Americans could be forced to pay up to $93 trillion to implement the proposal over a decade, the conservative-leaning American Action Forum (AAF) noted in a study in February.

Critics claim that number is exaggerated as the proposal is still in the preliminary stages.

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey, both of whom are running for president, for instance, signed on as Senate co-sponsors of the proposal before it met its demise in the Senate.

Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, another 2020 candidate, introduced a different version of the GND in November. The new version calls for a $180 billion investment to retrofit public housing to eliminate all carbon emissions.

The housing units would use solar panels and other green energy resources to meet those goals.

Gore has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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December 16, 2019 10:12 am

“Former Vice President Al Gore believes the Green New Deal (GND) could be a winning issue for Democrats in 2020.”

A man in deep delusional mode, there have been no significant ecoloony legislation in this area since the climate baloney took off in the 1990’s

Sara
Reply to  Sunsettommy
December 16, 2019 11:06 am

GND is a “broad brushstroke, bold proclamation, the details of which are designed to be filled in later,” Gore told Politico Friday. – article

‘Smatter? Is Gorebull out of money already? No details now, just take it on speculation?

Yeah, no thanks, idiotstick.

Can someone tell that fat dorkwad to go sit down in the corner?

Bryan A
Reply to  Sara
December 16, 2019 12:14 pm

Tell him to sit in the corner quietly for 20 minutes before he can come back out, just make sure it’s a round room

Reply to  Bryan A
December 16, 2019 3:05 pm

No, don’t tell him to sit. Tell him to start walking daily and adjusting his food consumption to loose some of that body fat.

Less talking, more walking.

Latitude
Reply to  Sara
December 16, 2019 12:54 pm

Sara…we have to pass it…so we can see what’s in it

the democrat platform….something tells me that won’t word a second time

…so encourage them to do it!!

Bryan A
Reply to  Latitude
December 16, 2019 2:04 pm

SO … Ingest it, Digest it, Pass it and truly see what it’s made of

Scissor
Reply to  Bryan A
December 16, 2019 5:50 pm

Like a toilet, details to fill it later.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Sara
December 16, 2019 12:59 pm

Vote for it, and find out what’s in it after it passes?

Ron
Reply to  Sara
December 16, 2019 1:17 pm

+97%

Goldrider
Reply to  Sara
December 16, 2019 2:50 pm

Man, they must REALLY want to lose the election!!!

MarkW
Reply to  Sunsettommy
December 16, 2019 11:26 am

Isn’t this the path most megalomaniacs take? If they can’t be in charge then they’ll tear the whole thing down.

hunterson7
Reply to  MarkW
December 17, 2019 5:44 am

Good point.
The Goreon and AOC have more in common than meets the eye.

Craig
Reply to  Sunsettommy
December 17, 2019 4:46 am

Climate and guns seem to be two issues where, even with the full backing of the manifestly corrupt mainstream media, dems can’t move the needle – a testament to the common sense of half the population.

B d Clark
December 16, 2019 10:14 am

I’m sure all Americans are going to be swayed by voting for the GND a policy that has no substance as gore explains till its voted in,then it can become anything,yer right!

Question is there any possibility that the Democrats can gain a majority in one or both houses?

Reply to  B d Clark
December 16, 2019 10:25 am

Possibility? Sure. However, this impeachment circus has pushed the Republicans into the lead. Looking more like the Republicans will have full control come Jan 2021.

B d Clark
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
December 16, 2019 10:29 am

Thank you Jeff it’s near impossible to get any sort of measure via msm

KyBill
Reply to  B d Clark
December 16, 2019 11:46 am

It interesting that Jeff is in Calgary.

B d Clark
Reply to  KyBill
December 16, 2019 11:53 am

Hes a lot nearer than me.

jtom
Reply to  KyBill
December 16, 2019 1:34 pm

If you want to know what is happening in another country, read your newspaper. If you want to know what is happening in your country, read a newspaper from another country.

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  B d Clark
December 16, 2019 12:07 pm

Follow the betting.

https://betdata.io/

Has some nice charts of trends in implied probabilities

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
December 16, 2019 1:00 pm

No, the lunacy will all be over by February, and the electorate will have forgotten about it by November.

Sheri
Reply to  B d Clark
December 16, 2019 10:28 am

B d Clark: Anything is possible. Americans are a “gimme” culture and the Dems promise utopia. AOC got elected. It was a small district, but she’s there. A fairly high number of Republicans are retiring, which increases the odds. Then again, people are tired of the “impeach him” as the only thing Congress is doing, so maybe not. I wouldn’t lay odds on anything right now.

B d Clark
Reply to  Sheri
December 16, 2019 10:31 am

👍 thanks

John Endicott
Reply to  B d Clark
December 17, 2019 5:19 am

B d Clark, the Democrats already have a majority of the house (it’s why they were able to do the partisan impeachment circus the past few weeks). Next election it’s possible they can hold on to the house and because of the number of Republican vs Democrat seats up for election (12 Democratic and 23 Republican of those 5 Dems and 11 Rep are considered “battleground” elections, the rest being considered “safe”), they theoretically could pick off enough to flip the senate. Of course, If Trump gets re-elected, it’s also possible that his “coat-tails” help preserve the Republican majority in the Senate and even flip the house back to Republican control.

In short, it’s impossible to say who will be in control of each of the houses after the Nov 2020 election, but it the American People have been paying the slightest bit of attention to the shenanigans the Democrats have been playing with their one-side partisan impeachment circus, they’ll give the Republicans an unprecedented landslide victory in both houses. Unfortunately I don’t think the population has been paying that much attention.

B d Clark
Reply to  John Endicott
December 17, 2019 8:11 am

Thank you John.

Rich Davis
Reply to  B d Clark
December 17, 2019 6:55 pm

B d
Sad to say, there is a disturbingly high probability that the Democrats can gain a majority in both houses of Congress and also defeat Trump. 100% of the representatives are elected every two years and the Democrats already have control there. One third of the senators are up for election every two years. Next year, 22 of the 34 seats up for election are being defended by Republicans. Most Senate seats are likely to be won by incumbents, but given that only 12 Democrat seats are up for a vote, and only a couple are really in play, Republicans need an incredibly strong performance to avoid losing more than 3 seats and with that the loss of control. If Trump is re-elected, a 50-50 tie would still result in nominal Republican control because the Vice President breaks any tie in the Senate.

If Trump loses, the odds are that the Democrats will also take control of the Senate and continue to hold the House. If Trump wins, it’s still possible, maybe even probable that the Democrats would control both houses of Congress. The president is not a prime minister elected by the House, so divided government is common. There is typically a chance that in any presidential year, either party could take complete control, but divided government is more likely.

It’s possible that the Republicans will return to complete control. A strong economy should normally be a good prospect. I hope for the best, but I am not very confident. Trump presides over the best employment picture in a generation, and historically low unemployment for minority groups. Also rising incomes. Yet he remains far below 50% in job approval and personal approval. Obama won re-election with below 50% job approval, but with high personal approval numbers and the constant support of the media and a weak opponent. I guess that Trump depends on having an opponent who is more hated like Clinton or feared as an economy-wrecker. He doesn’t have a Brexit issue and he can’t necessarily count on having a Corbynesque opponent. Hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst. We’ll know in 11 months.

B d Clark
Reply to  Rich Davis
December 17, 2019 7:46 pm

Thank you Rich a good explanation, I do hope the Democrats lose, it seems to me it’s a hate campaign against trump by certain Democrats,, since the day he took office the BBC have run a campaign against him ,every chance they get they play him in a bad light. But it does show that trump has been demonised world wide and that takes organisation the left taking over every aspect of our lives.

December 16, 2019 10:17 am

The Girl-Yelling-at-Cat Memes make me laugh, so I thought I’d try:

Gore-Yelling-at-Cat Meme 1:
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Gore Yelling at Cat Meme 2:
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I’m working on a few Greta-Yelling-At-Cat and AOC-Yelling-At-Cat Memes, so keep an eye out here:
https://bobtisdale.wordpress.com/

Regards,
Bob

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
December 16, 2019 10:24 am

PS: It may take a few days for me to post the Greta-Yelling-At-Cat and AOC-Yelling-At-Cat Memes.

Have fun,
Bob

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
December 16, 2019 5:28 pm

Is that really him? That guy’s way too thin.

I wonder what his cut is, if the GND becomes reality…

hunterson7
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
December 17, 2019 5:46 am

Keep up the good work.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
December 17, 2019 2:23 pm

How about something along the lines of:
Greta – You took away my childhood! How dare you!!
Cat – Who? Me? I didn’t raise you.

Johne Morton
December 16, 2019 10:22 am

“The GND is a “broad brushstroke, bold proclamation, the details of which are designed to be filled in later,” Gore told Politico Friday. He believes Democratic candidates should use the legislation to help generate enthusiasm before next year’s election, Politico reported.”

Ah yes, the old “we need to pass it to find out what’s in it” reasoning. No thanks, I’ll pass, because I DO know what’s in it…

Bryan A
Reply to  Johne Morton
December 16, 2019 12:17 pm

I’ll pass it, just let me Ingest it and Digest it a little first then, when I pass it, the end product will be well known

December 16, 2019 10:23 am

The Dems sure are intent on giving the Republicans a huge electoral victory in 2020

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
December 16, 2019 5:56 pm

Simultaneously, they plot to do away with the electoral college because it doesn’t let them dictate policy from their urban clusters.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Pop Piasa
December 17, 2019 2:32 pm

Which are being packed with numbers via “Sanctuary Cities”.
Even if the ILLEGALS don’t vote, they’ll still count when it comes to determining the number of Representatives for the House of Representatives for the next 10 years.
Why do you think think they’ve fought so hard to keep the citizenship question off of the next census?
They are afraid of a law that might base the number of House Representatives being based on the the number of legal citizens rather than just a head count.

Mark Broderick
December 16, 2019 10:31 am

Sorry Gore, your investments are about to tank !

Joel Snider
December 16, 2019 10:40 am

Mr. Gore could use a nice private screening of ‘The Hustlers’.

Mr.
December 16, 2019 10:44 am

The AlGor-ithm had just one question when AOC presented her GND to him –
“what’s my cut?”

Gunga Din
Reply to  Mr.
December 17, 2019 2:44 pm

I understand why it’s gone, but I do miss the “thumbs up” feature!
Thumbs Up!
(As I understand it, for those newer to the site, it used to have that feature here but it, along with other features that are no more, caused problems with the site’s functionality itself. And it costs extra to have to deal with those “extras”.)

Rod Evans
December 16, 2019 10:52 am

Apart from Al Gore, who else knew hurricanes are getting worse?

B d Clark
Reply to  Rod Evans
December 16, 2019 10:54 am

Greta?

LdB
Reply to  B d Clark
December 16, 2019 4:46 pm

How dare you … it had to be said.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Rod Evans
December 16, 2019 5:45 pm

António Guterres

It’s an infectious disease. Given that I don’t have the susceptibility genes, I’d take my chances on it being weaponized.

Kamikazedave
December 16, 2019 10:52 am

Hey Fatso. Why don’t you start living the GND instead of lecturing us or anyone else from one of your multimillion mansions or private jet or yacht or massage parlor or whatever. Walk the walk, big boy.

fretslider
December 16, 2019 11:02 am

It worked for Jeremy Corbyn!

HotScot
Reply to  fretslider
December 16, 2019 11:21 am

fretslider

And now we’re net Corbyn Neutral. 🙂

fretslider
Reply to  HotScot
December 16, 2019 11:26 am

The relief is immense

HotScot
Reply to  fretslider
December 16, 2019 12:45 pm

fretslider

100%!

John Endicott
Reply to  fretslider
December 17, 2019 5:23 am

It worked for Jeremy Corbyn!

My understanding is that’s not something one normally would want to brag about.

Ryan S.
December 16, 2019 11:28 am

You have to vote for it to find out what’s in it. No worries, right?

Jim M
December 16, 2019 11:45 am

Please, please, please Democrats run on the Green New Deal. Guaranteed success, can’t lose strategy, your yellow brick road to the White House. (sarc)

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Jim M
December 16, 2019 12:42 pm

+100

Doc Chuck
December 16, 2019 11:49 am

Just wondering. In any full — ground up — accounting, what are the carbon emissions involved in say the proposed retrofitting public housing to eliminate all carbon emissions? On what planet will the aluminum and the photovoltaic silicon will be mined, refined, transported, installed, and eventually replaced and disposed of employing carbon emission free energy/machinery? It certainly won’t be on ours! So do dream on, ’cause its only when these facilities are finally lying there in place that they aren’t emitting carbon. And so their lying there at last for all to see and celebrate isn’t the only lying taking place here.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Doc Chuck
December 16, 2019 1:05 pm

And how much appropriately-facing roof do the public-housing facilities have to emplace the panels? And at what latitude are the facilities located? And whatt will the residents do for electricity at night?

John in Oz
Reply to  Doc Chuck
December 16, 2019 1:29 pm

…retrofit public housing to eliminate all carbon emissions.

The housing units would use solar panels and other green energy resources to meet those goals.

These poseurs mistakenly use ‘carbon offsets’ in place of ‘carbon elimination’ in order to pull the wool over our eyes.

The recent hypocritical excuses by the rich and famous for their much higher than average energy use is telling.

Sheri
Reply to  Doc Chuck
December 16, 2019 2:17 pm

Doc Chuck: None of that counts. Really—I learned that from the wind industry. It only counts that once done, you get FREE electricity and heat. Never mind maintenance, that does not count either. Maybe we need a course in carbon credits and “green” energy, why only some items belong on the spreadsheet, etc. It would make things so much easier. Also, we’ll need two systems, one for “green” energy and one for evil CO2 emitting forms like oil, coal and gas. The same things don’t count in both. This is generally referred to as “creative accounting” and is encouraged in all government activities. Individuals can end up in jail, though. (See Bernie Madoff for why you need the government involved.) Hope that helps.

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  Doc Chuck
December 16, 2019 4:59 pm

Public housing folks need a good wsy to charge their Teslas.

Bentley Nixs
December 16, 2019 11:52 am

The day that Al Gore donates all of his holdings to charity and moves into a tiny home and uses public transportation I will take him seriously.Until then he is just a carbon belching HYPOCRITE!

It doesn't add up...
December 16, 2019 11:59 am

Nothing could be easier to campaign against:

They want to make you poor
They want to make you hungry
They want you to lose your job
They want you to be sin luz
They want you to be without power
They want you to be cold
They want to boil you in summer
They want to take your car
They want to take your health
They want you dead
They want you to vote for that

ResourceGuy
December 16, 2019 12:38 pm

I would also suggest guest appearances by Jeremy Corbyn to “help” them out.

LdB
Reply to  ResourceGuy
December 16, 2019 4:51 pm

haha now that I did laugh at. I am sure Nicolás Maduro is also available to help with how to shut down the fossil fuel industries.

ResourceGuy
December 16, 2019 12:40 pm

You may also need cross eyed chad inspectors on your team.

ResourceGuy
December 16, 2019 12:49 pm

Who is Al Gore again?

Did he invent the chad?

Bryan A
Reply to  ResourceGuy
December 16, 2019 2:08 pm

Only the Pregnant ones

kalashnikat
Reply to  ResourceGuy
December 16, 2019 6:39 pm

Those Chads didn’t hang themselves…and Jeffery Epstein? You know in your heart he didn’t.

Wish AlGore would…

Kalashnikat

John Endicott
Reply to  ResourceGuy
December 17, 2019 5:25 am

What do Chard, Christmas lights and Jeffery Epstein have in common? they didn’t hang themselves.

James Kent
December 16, 2019 1:27 pm

I agree with Gore for once. Yes the Democrats should definitely run on this lunacy in 2020. There’s no surer way of getting The Trumpinator reelected. So go for it!

Gumnut
December 16, 2019 1:36 pm

Donald Trump agrees undoubtedly.

After all, it worked in Australia and Britain…

December 16, 2019 1:37 pm

Al Gore endorses the Democrat programme to run on AOC’s Green New Deal and says that cars should run well in the future on liquified Unicorn farts.

RobH
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
December 17, 2019 11:46 am

Climate had nothing much to do with the UK election result. All major parties are on board, including Johnson’s Conservatives.

Gunga Din
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
December 17, 2019 3:03 pm

I don’t think the GND has a chance of passing unless they include an amendment explaining the inner workings of a garbage disposal.

jtom
December 16, 2019 1:42 pm

GND or peace and prosperity. Tough choice. Not.

I still maintain that a winnng meme for Trump would be, “If you like having a job, you can keep your job. Trump 2020.”

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  jtom
December 16, 2019 8:17 pm

jtom — Are you taking a low-cost shot at good old “hoke and chains”?

I agree with and thoroughly endorse your earlier comment about reading foreign news papers to find out what’s happening in the US.

Len Werner
December 16, 2019 2:15 pm

We have the equivalent in Canada–we get Gored by Trudeau. His 2015 promise of ‘details will be filled in later’ was called ‘Sunny Ways’, not GND. The first ‘broad brush principle’ was that ‘The budget will balance itself.’ I did not make that up, Canadians know the saying well.

Then the promise was that the budget would be balanced by 2019. Well, 2019 has come and gone. So ‘the details’ are getting filled in now.

In March 2019 the deficit was projected to be $19.8 Billion; yesterday it was $26.6 Billion. As for a balance?–pretty much now given as ‘not in your lifetime’; there are now no Liberal plans to ever balance it.

Although it’s supposed to be down to $11.6 Billion by 2024-2025! C’mon, kick it again, Charlie Brown, I won’t pull it away this time I promise.

So be careful about voting for any kind of ‘New Deal’ no matter the colour–‘the devil is always in the details’. And the devil is red, not Green.

(And kudos to the one who dreamed up the ‘Corbyn neutral’ condition of Britain right now; an excellent chuckle.)

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  Len Werner
December 16, 2019 2:42 pm

It was Boris himself who came up with the line.

old construction worker
December 16, 2019 3:10 pm

I hope Big Al and AOC don’t visit my neck of the woods. I don’t want to shovel 3 feet of global warming.

Chaamjamal
December 16, 2019 4:12 pm

“Former Vice President Al Gore believes the Green New Deal (GND) could be a winning issue for Democrats in 2020”

The kiss of death?

Here’s a history of “Al Gore Says” phenomenon.

https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/06/15/history-of-the-global-warming-scare-chapter-6-2005-2010/

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Chaamjamal
December 16, 2019 4:50 pm

“The kiss of death?”

Definitely.

Len Werner
Reply to  Chaamjamal
December 17, 2019 9:43 pm

Delightful list; thanks for that. Anyone who believes in even the last one should go out in a field somewhere and stand there holding up fence wires.

David Chappell
December 16, 2019 4:14 pm

“broad brushstroke, bold proclamation, the details of which are designed to be filled in later,”

Wherein lies the devil.

Steve Z
December 16, 2019 4:25 pm

The GND is a “broad brushstroke, bold proclamation, the details of which are designed to be filled in later,” Gore told Politico Friday. He believes Democratic candidates should use the legislation to help generate enthusiasm before next year’s election, Politico reported.

The devil is in those details to be filled in later, along with massive poverty.

$93 Trillion over 10 years will cost the average American $30,000 per year, or $120,000 per year for a family of four. Since the median household income is about $65,000 per year, the Green New Deal would make more than half of the families in the United States flat broke, so that “maybe” the climate might be a fraction of a degree cooler, that no one will notice, since everyone will be struggling to keep the lights on.

When Al Gore ran for President in 2000 against global warming, Democrats lost West Virginia (coal country) for the first time in decades. If Gore had won WV, he would have been President, and wouldn’t have needed Florida. Pennsylvania and Ohio, which are natural gas fracking states, flipped to Trump in 2016.

Nevertheless, I encourage all Democrats to run on the Green New Deal. With record low unemployment, the stock market hitting record highs, lower taxes, and America exporting oil and natural gas for the first time in over 50 years, how many voters want to trade that for cold poverty, and a booming market for candles and buggy whips? The Green New Deal as a platform for Democrats is a great way for Republicans to re-take the House of Representatives, keep the Senate, and President Trump to be re-elected overwhelmingly.

Andy Pattullo
December 16, 2019 4:40 pm

The cognitive issues of the great Goracle are certainly great and multiple, but let’s hope there are few mature individuals on the Democratic side who realize Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are not going to rescue Americans from policies guaranteed to initiate economic suicide.

AntonyIndia
December 16, 2019 9:24 pm

Al Gore = Artificial Intelligence gore.
Cripple the US even more vs upcoming China.
Forget Russia, that is just the CIA’s patsy.

John Endicott
December 17, 2019 5:36 am

Gore: believes Democratic candidates should use the (GND) legislation to help generate enthusiasm before next year’s election

Republicans: want Democratic candidates to follow Gore’s advise.

There’s a reason the Dems refused to vote on the GND when Mitch McConnel brought it up for a vote. 57-0 against the GND. Not a single Dem was willing to vote for it, with 43 Dems (including it’s Senate co-sponsors) voting “present”. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kristen Gillibrand (R-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) all refused to vote for it despite claiming to be in support of it. Even they realize how big a loser the GND really is. They’ll give it lip service to pull in lefty climate activists support but nothing more.

Lord Myrt
December 17, 2019 6:21 pm

Remember Earth in the Balance? Gore’s book that he ran on in 2000. The one that made me hold my nose and vote for Bush, after 20 years of wasting my vote on the LP. He’s also bankrolling the Greta agitprop campaign, through his Foundation. I think this is his last chance to save the world again. I sure hope so.

Rudolf Huber
December 19, 2019 12:24 pm

People all over the world slowly start to understand that this climate alarmist renewable madness has a price. Its a price that ordinary people pay through higher prices for energy and everything else including the bare essentials for life. Its a price that they pay through higher taxes and rates and its also a price that they pay through lower wages or job loss because of a stunted economy. All those people are voters. Forcing Democrat candidates to align themselves with the GND is tantamount to political suicide. Gore must know that – but then again. What do you expect from a man that preaches rising sea levels and who lives on a seaside property?

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