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Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.


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Petitioning President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, WHO , United Nations, Kamala Harris

BAN THE DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE WORLDWIDE- Coronavirus Is Only The Beginning

We implore you to call for a worldwide ban against one of the most horrifying atrocities known as the dog and cat meat trade in Asia. Receiving global condemnation, one of the largest petitions ever recorded in history was that against this trade, as millions of Asian citizens scream for outside help. An estimated 30 million dogs and 10 million cats (mainly STOLEN PETS) are taken and purposefully, sadistically and mercilessly TORTURED prior to being barbarically killed by means of being blow-torched, skinned and boiled ALIVE for human consumption every year. It is based off a misguided belief that the more and longer you torture them, the more adrenaline rushes through their bodies therefore, making the meat tastier and increasing mens virility. The footage will bring you to your knees. As these animals are filmed screaming in unfathomable, incomprehensible pain, they are mocked, laughed at and even urinated on as they writhe in agony. On 9/12/18, the USA had taken a stand against this trade with the passing of both; H.R.6720 - Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 - A federal bill that prohibits the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in the United States.                                   H.Res.401- A global resolution which urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against such trade. Though every continent upon this earth rejoiced over this news, sadly, that is where it ended. The USA unfortunately did not follow through (utilizing these legislations) to in fact "urge" anyone. Now we have the Coronavirus to deal with which, is only the beginning of numerous infectious diseases that could potentially spread when you have lawless, unrestricted nations in regards to animal protection, their slaughter and consumption. Like the wildlife trade and live markets, the dog and cat meat trade is unregulated, violates every food and safety regulation and is associated with various transmittable diseases such as Rabies (killing 39,000 people in Asia annually), E. Coli, Salmonella, Anthrax, Brucellosis, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Cholera, Trichinellosis, putting us all at risk heading straight towards catastrophe.  The time is now, to call upon China and the rest of the world to ban the consumption of not only wild but domesticated animals too. To act solely upon one, without the other, permits only the next global pandemic to take root. The dog and cat meat trade is not about culture. It is not about eating meat. It's about prolonged, systematic torture. This brutality committed upon the innocent is so vile, so unconscionable, so shocking, it's an outright abhorrent abomination to millions of people,  to humanity and to God. Please call for a worldwide ban and the enactment of animal welfare laws. After all, they only put the entire world in jeopardy.    Thank you

Amy Alexander
477,254 supporters
Petitioning Joseph R. Biden

Cut U​.​S. taxpayer funds for China's wet markets!

China's "wet markets" are gruesome and dangerous places, where wild animals—as well as cats and dogs—are slaughtered and eaten as food. These disease-ridden wet markets are linked to the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak and previous pandemics including SARS. Reports also indicate that in China experimental lab animals are sometimes sold to wet markets for human consumption, after being abused and infected! But here's the worst part: Your tax dollars have been keeping China’s wet markets in business for years. Last year, White Coat Waste Project (WCW) exposed how the U.S. government sent federal employees on taxpayer-funded shopping sprees at Chinese wet markets to buy cats and puppies. They then had them slaughtered, and brought their body parts back to the United States—in carry-on luggage—to feed to kittens in bizarre and wasteful multi-million-dollar kitten cannibalism experiments. We ended USDA’s shopping spree in China, closed its “Kitten Slaughterhouse” following an intensive campaign, and adopted out the survivors—including Delilah and Petite--to loving homes. Now must do it again …. across the ENTIRE federal government by passing Delilah’s Law (S. 3628)! Please sign and share this urgent petition urging President Trump to pass Delilah’s Law to cut off ALL tax funding for China’s wet markets. Sincerely, Anthony BellottiFounder and PresidentWhite Coat Waste Project

White Coat Waste Project
137,652 supporters
Petitioning Joseph R. Biden

President Biden: Clemency for Federal Marijuana Prisoners

The CAN-DO Foundation and Freedom Grow Forever is urging President Trump to free every prisoner serving federal time for marijuana drug cases.  Not one person in the history of our nation has overdosed on marijuana.  Cannabis has become a billion dollar legal industry, for some, while others rot in prison for federal conspiracy cases - including people who thought they were compliant with the laws of their state for medical marijuana, but were indicted and convicted in federal court that refuses to recognize that cannabis has any medicinal properties. Please sign our petition and help raise awareness by sharing this petition to end the suffering of the following individuals who are currently incarcerated for cannabis.  It's shocking how many people do not believe there are people serving time, much less a life sentence for cannabis.  Countless people do not believe there are people serving time for pot, much less life without parole.  Therefore, we have included the names of several cannabis prisoners and a link to their profile pages. Most have individual change.org petitions you can also access on their page, sign and share.    Michael Pelletier has served 14 years on LIFE without parole.  He became a paraplegic at age 11 and his state of Maine legalized pot in 2016 - age 64Crystal Munoz (NOW FREE- CLEMENCY GRANTED!  Diana Marquez is on home confinement due to the CVID-19 pandemic but still needs clemency.  She's a first offender who has served 14th year on 30 year sentence for marijuana - age 64 Ricardo Rojas has served 23 years on LIFE without parole - age 77 and in a wheelchair. 
 Pedro Moreno is a first offender who has served 23 years on LIFE without parole - age 60John Knock is a first offender and served 23 years on LIFE without parole - age 72Hector McGurk has served 15 years on LIFE without parole - age 60Craig Cesal is a first offender on home confinement due to COVID-19 and has served 16 years on LIFE without parole - age 60Ferrell Scott has served 13 years on LIFE without parole - age 57Andy Cox is serving his 12th year on LIFE without parole and has the longest sentence in the nation for merely growing pot - age 56Joseph WolcottNOW FREE DUE TO COMPASSIONATE RELEASE!!! is serving a 23 year sentence - age 65 and has early stages of Alzheimers. Way Long is a first offender who has served 21 years of a 50 year sentence - age 57 - Native American  
Ismael Lira is a first offender served 17 years on LIFE without parole - age 43  
 Luke Scarmazzo has served 11 years on 21.8 years for medical marijuana - age 39Corvain Cooper has served 5 years on LIFE without paroleMichael Knight  has served 11 years on 17 years 6 monthsJimmy Romans has served 10 years on a 30 year sentence - age 49Donald Fugitt is a first offender serving his 6th year on a 17 year sentencePatricia Albright is a first offender who is NOW FREE - was serving 5 years for cannabis oil Lance Gloor is a first offender who has served over 3 years on a 10 year sentence for medical marijuana in the state of Washington - age 41Eric McCauley is a first offender serving his 13th year of a 23 year sentence -age 38Aaron Sandusky(NOW FREE!!!  a first offender who served his 10 year sentence for medical marijuana in the state of California - age 50Gabriel Gomez is serving a 30 year sentence - age 43Anthony DeJohn is serving a LIFE sentence - age 46Edwin Rubis is serving a 40 year sentence - age 51Michael Woods is serving a LIFE sentence - age 49Raphael Hernandez-Carillo is serving a LIFE sentence - age 41 Freedom Grow Forever is a 501(c)(3) that raises money to put on the books of pot prisoners so they can afford to purchase commissary items.  Please consider giving a donation.   

Amy Povah, CAN-DO Foundation
69,915 supporters
Petitioning Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Zalmay Khalilzad, Joseph R. Biden

Pres. Biden and Congress: Ensure Afghan women’s rights alongside peace with the Taliban

My name is Nahid Fattahi and I know what’s it like to be marginalized and traumatized because of my gender. I am deeply worried that unless the global community comes together, the lives of so many women in Afghanistan will be at risk. And I’m here begging the world to join me in calling on the American government to #SafeguardAfghanWomenRights and #StandWithAfghanWomen In the past 19 years, Afghan women have made so much progress and have been both empowered and free. Afghan women want their freedom to be guaranteed and sustained alongside peace and a full ceasefire with the Taliban.  That’s why I’m asking for your signature today, demanding that U.S. leaders don’t sacrifice the rights and lives of women in any peace deal with the Taliban. We also demand that women and their perspectives be meaningfully included in all aspects of the peace process, in accordance with the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017.  The people of Afghanistan are yearning for peace, as the war in Afghanistan continues destroying lives due to the direct consequences of violence and the war-induced breakdown of public health, security, and infrastructure. But peace with the Taliban can only be concluded when the peace agreements are backed by measurable indicators ensuring women will have access to education, mobility, healthcare, and justice.  The peace agreement must explicitly guarantee the following:  All girls and women will be allowed education in schools and universities exactly as is currently in the big cities of Afghanistan. Including having the freedom to participate in student exchange programs, and other scholarship and fellowship opportunities Universities will not be segregated  Women will have political participation freedom: Right to vote and hold office At least 30% of parliamentarian seats must go to women. Women will have the freedom to work anywhere they desire without having to have permission of a male guardian  Women will have the freedom to travel anywhere they desire without having to have permission of a male guardian  Women must continue to be a part of the mass media and entertainment industry.  Freedom of the press and freedom of speech must be continued As a survivor of child marriage, I advocate for having legal frameworks to protect girls and women from violence. The Elimination of Violence Against Women Law (EVAW law) is very vulnerable and susceptible to compromise in the peace process. The Afghan women need a guarantee that their rights will not be negotiated with the Taliban. The EVAW law of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan enacting by a Presidential decree must be safeguarded. Stand with us, the women of Afghanistan, and ask President Biden, and the American government to work with us to make sure that Afghanistan’s peace that we desperately need can be achieved and sustained alongside our human rights.  Please sign this petition to make sure Afghan women’s rights are guaranteed and sustained alongside the potential peace with the Taliban.

Nahid Fattahi
49,131 supporters
Petitioning Nancy Pelosi, Joseph R. Biden, Charles E. Schumer, Grace Meng, Kamala Harris

NOW! Support House Resolution 151 to protect AAPI communities from hate and bias attacks.

Meng’s new resolution (H.Res.151), which has 108 cosponsors: • Condemns and denounces all forms of anti-Asian sentiment, including those related to COVID-19; • Recognizes that the health and safety of all Americans, no matter their background, must be the utmost priority;• Condemns all manifestations of expressions of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, anti-Asian sentiment, scapegoating, and ethnic or religious intolerance;• Calls on Federal law enforcement officials, working with State and local agencies—o To expeditiously investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes, harassment, bullying, and threats against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the United States;o To expand collection of data and public reporting to document the rise of incidents of hate crimes relating to COVID–19; ando To hold the perpetrators of those crimes, incidents, or threats accountable and bring such perpetrators to justice, including through investigation and prosecution;• Recommits the United States to serving as a world leader in building more inclusive, diverse, and tolerant societies—o By prioritizing language access and inclusivity in communication practices; ando By combating misinformation and discrimination that put Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk.• Calls on the Attorney General to work with State and local agencies and Asian American and Pacific Islander community-based organizations to prevent discrimination, and expand culturally competent and linguistically appropriate education campaigns on public reporting of hate crimes;• Calls on the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and Asian American and Pacific Islander community-based organizations to issue guidance describing best practices to mitigate racially discriminatory language in describing the COVID-19 pandemic.  

NYCADC NYCADC
48,028 supporters
Petitioning Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Joseph R. Biden, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hakeem Jeffries, Kathleen Rice, Nicole Malliotakis, Carolyn Maloney, Ritchie Torres, Jamaa...

PASS THE COVID-19 HATE CRIMES ACT

We need your help reporting our hate so we can stop dying in silence.  Please urge Congress' immediate passing of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, created by AAPI politicians: Senator Hirono, Congresswoman Meng, and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairwoman Chu. The Act was created in May of 2020, and would expedite the federal government’s response to the rise of hate crimes exacerbated during the pandemic, support state and local governments to improve hate crimes reporting, and ensure that hate crimes information is more accessible to Asian American communities. It has now been almost a year since this bill has been introduced. There have been nearly 3,800 reports of hate incidents targeting Asian-Americans nationwide in the last year since March 2020, according to Stop AAPI Hate.  For over a year now, our mothers and our elders have been being publicly brutalized, attacked, slashed, targeted, murdered, shot, and dehumanized in silence. In the last five months, there have been 2,800 hate incidents reported nationwide alone. Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have also typically gone massively underreported out of fear and silence. On March 16, 2021, 8 people were shot and killed in an act of white terrorism in Asian-owned spas in Atlanta. 6 out of 8 of the victims were Asian women. The media does not call it for what it is: a racially-motivated hate crime and attack on Asian-American communities.  We need the immediate passing of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by Congress. We need your help in protecting our communities with providing proper infrastructure for effective, widespread hate crimes reporting. We urge all members of the New York House of Representatives who have yet to co-sponsor this bill to push the passing of this bill within Congress, as well as GA Senators Ossoff and Warnock. We urge President Biden, VP Harris, and every politician to strongly condemn these anti-Asian hate crimes and to make tangible, legislative change. We urge every human to sign this petition and help us demand the visibility we need to stand strongly against anti-Asian xenophobia and hate.

Jeannie Park
43,791 supporters
Petitioning Joseph R. Biden, Kevin Stitt, Markwayne Mullin, James M. Inhofe, Warren Hamilton, Randy Randleman

Help families combat the addiction epidemic

There is an epidemic of addiction sweeping the United States and we need every tool available to save our kids. A powerful tool is Casey’s Law. The law, recently passed in Kentucky and Ohio, allows families to petition the court to get treatment for a loved one who has refused to get help on their own. Addicts often refuse help, spiraling out of control until it is too late. That is what happened to Charlotte Wethington’s son, Casey. He died of a heroin overdose. Charlotte felt had she been able to get Casey court ordered treatment, he’d still be here. She is fighting to get Casey’s Law passed at the federal level. In the meantime, people across the country are trying to get Casey’s Law passed state-by-state. Too many people are not getting the help they need, and when you are in the middle of fighting a disease like addiction, it’s hard to make the right decision. Families and friends need Casey’s Law so they can intervene and save the life of someone they love. Without the law, all we can do is watch helpless as we lose more people to this epidemic. I started this petition to help bring Casey’s Law to all 50 states. This petition is calling on the state of Oklahoma, my home state, to pass Casey’s Law. No matter where you live, your support matters. The more states that pass the law, the more likely other states will follow. In turn, we hope it will inspire Congress to pass a national Casey’s Law.  

Jessica Foster
32,913 supporters
Petitioning Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Boris Johnson, Joseph R. Biden

Greyhounds are racing to their deaths worldwide

Across the globe, greyhound racing is a dying industry that is inherently cruel to dogs. When first invented in the United States in 1919, it could not be understood that thousands upon thousands of dogs would suffer and die. Records were not kept of track injuries or deaths, and the public could not know the final fate of racing dogs. Now the truth is out, loud and clear! Greyhounds are paying the ultimate price for a low form of “entertainment” that a growing majority of people will no longer countenance. According to government records now available, common racing injuries include broken necks and broken backs, dislocations, torn muscles, and paralysis. Electrocutions have also occurred when dogs make contact with a track’s high voltage lure. Some dogs die while racing while others are put down due to the severity of their injuries, or simply because of their diminished value as racers. Thankfully, the decline of greyhound racing has been ongoing for years. Since 2014, the total amount gambled on American greyhound racing has declined by 36%. Additionally, the number of tracks has been reduced to five nationwide. In the United Kingdom, the last London stadium has closed and like many dog tracks before it, will be re-purposed for mixed housing and retail operations. In Ireland, gambling losses of more than 30% have been reported in the last decade, and the racing regulator admitted it was €30 million in debt in late 2015. Jamaica refused to legalize dog racing in 2009 and South Africa followed in 2010, citing both the poor economics and humane problems associated with the activity.   The trend is definitely with the greyhounds and follows a growing concern for the welfare of all dogs which truly transcends national boundaries and cultures. Dog racing is legal and operational in seven jurisdictions. Please join us in contacting the leaders of Australia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam today.  **PLEASE NOTE: Change.org might ask you to donate after signing. These donations go to change.org and will not reach GREY2K USA Worldwide. To support GREY2K directly, please visit grey2kusa.org/give.**

GREY2K USA Worldwide
31,821 supporters
Petitioning President of the United States, United States Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw of Myanmar, Ma Zin Mar Aung, Dr. Sa Sa, Joseph ...

Return Myanmar’s $1 Billion (recently frozen by U​.​S. Government) to CRPH led government

(English version below) အမေရိကန် အစိုးရလက်ဝယ် ရှိ ဒေါ်လာ ၁ ဘီလီယံ အား လွှတ်တော် ကိုယ်စားပြု ကော်မတီ မှ ဖွဲ့စည်းသော ပြည်သူ့ အစိုးရအား ပြန်လည်ပေးအပ်ရန်  President Joe BidenDr. Janet Yellen, Secretary of the TreasuryDr. John Williams, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkCommittee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw of Myanmar (CRPH) မြန်မာပြည်သူ ပြည်သားများ အနေဖြင့် အမေရိကန် ပြည်ထောင်စုမှ ခေတ္တ ထိန်းသိမ်းထားသော အမေရိကန် ဒေါ်လာ ၁ ဘီလီယံ ( $1 Billion )အား မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ လွှတ်တော် ကိုယ်စားပြု ကော်မတီ ( CRPH ) ဦးဆောင်​သော ပြည်သူ့အစိုးရထံသို့ ပြန်လည်ပေးအပ်ရန် တောင်းဆို လိုက်ပါသည်။  မြန်မာပြည်သူ ပြည်သားများအနေနှင့် CRPH မှ ဦးဆောင် ဖွဲ့ စည်းမည့်  ပြည်သူ့ အစိုးရကိုသာလျှင် အသိအမှတ်ပြုကြောင်း ကြေညာအပ်ပါသည်။ စစ်သူပုန် အုပ်စုမှ ဖွဲ့စည်းထားသော စစ်ကောင်စီအား ကမ္ဘာဆုံးအထိ လုံးဝ အသိအမှတ်မပြုပါ ။  မြန်မာပြည်သူပိုင် ပိုက်ဆံများအား  ထိန်းသိမ်းထားပေးသော အမေရိကန် အစိုးရအား ကျေးဇူးတင်ပါသည်။ ထို့အပြင် အမေရိကန်အစိုးရ၏ စစ်ကောင်စီအပေါ် ရှုံ့ချချက်များ၊ မြန်မာပြည်သူလူထု၏ လုံခြုံရေးအပေါ်  စိုးရိမ်ချက်များ ၊ အစရှိသဖြင့် ကြေညာချက်များအား မြန်မာပြည်သူများမှ အသိအမှတ်ပြု ကျေးဇူးအထူးတင်သော်လည်း စစ်အုပ်စုမှအရေးမစိုက်ပါ။ သို့ဖြစ်၍ဤမျှနှင့် မလုံလောက်ပါ။ ထို့ကြောင့် ပြည်သူ့ပိုင် ဒေါ်လာ ၁ ဘီလီယံ ( $1 Billion )အား CRPH ထံ ချက်ချင်း လွှဲပြောင်းပေးရန်တိုက်တွန်းအပ်ပါသည်။ CRPH အနေဖြင့် ပြည်သူများမှပေးအပ်သော ဒေါ်လာ ၁ ဘီလီယံ ( $1 Billion )အား သုံး၍ ၁။ ဖက်ဒရယ်ညွန့်ပေါင်းအစိုးရနှင့် ဖက်ဒရယ်ပြည်သူ့တပ်မတော်ကို လျှင်မြန်စွာထူထောင်ရန်၂။ စစ်အာဏာရှင်နှင့် ဖက်စစ်ဝါဒအား မြန်မာ့မြေမှ အပြီးတိုင်သုတ်သင်ရန်၃။ ဒီမိုကရေစီစံနှုန်း နှင့် မပြည့်စုံသော ၂၀၀၈ဖွဲ့ စည်းပုံအား အလုံးစုံဖျက်သိမ်း၍အသစ်ပြန်ရေး ဆွဲရန်၄။ လူမျိုး၊ ဘာသာ ၊ အသားအရောင် ၊ နေရာဒေသမရွေး တန်းတူညီမျှသော ဖက်ဒရယ်ဒီမိုကရက်တစ်နိုင်ငံတော်သစ် ထူထောင်ရန် ပန်ကြားအပ်ပါသည်။ အခြားသော နိုင်ငံများနှင့် ငွေကြေးဆိုင်ရာ အဖွဲ့အစည်းများအားလည်း မြန်မာပြည်သူများ၏ ဘဏ္ဍာငွေများကို CRPH ဦးဆောင်သော ပြည်သူ့အစိုးရသို့ ပြန်လည်လွှဲပြောင်းပေးရန် အလားတူ နှိုးဆော်လိုက်ပါသည်။ ကျွန်တော်တို့ မြန်မာပြည်သူများ အကူအညီလိုချိန်တွင် ပြည်သူ့ဘက်မှ ရပ်တည်သော မိတ်ဆွေနိုင်ငံ များ ၏ ရဲဘော်ရဲဘက် စိတ်ဓါတ်နှင့်ကျေးဇူးကို မမေ့သလို ပြည်သူ့အလို ဆန့်ကျင်ပြီး စစ်သူပုန်အုပ်စု ဘက်မှပါသူများ ၊ မျက်ကွယ်ပြုသူများကိုလည်း ကမ္ဘာဆုံးအထိ  မေ့ပစ်မည် မဟုတ်ပါ။   အားလုံးအတွက် ထာဝရ ငြိမ်းချမ်းရေး ၊ လွတ်လပ်ရေး ၊ တရားမျှတရေး  ၊ တန်းတူညီမျှရေး  အား ရည်ရွယ်၍ မြန်မာ ပြည်သူ ပြည်သားများ Return Myanmar’s $1 Billion (recently frozen by U.S. Government) to CRPH led government President Joe BidenDr. Janet Yellen, Secretary of the TreasuryDr. John Williams, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkCommittee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw of Myanmar (CRPH) We, the people of Myanmar, would like you to transfer the frozen Myanmar funds of $1 Billion held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH).  We, the people of Myanmar, hereby recognize that the government formed by CRPH as the only legitimate government, and will be referred to as Myanmar People’s Government henceforth. We, the people of Myanmar, do NOT recognize the State Administration Council established by the military junta following the February 2021 coup d'état. We thank the U.S government for freezing the funds. However, We, the people, find that such actions are NOT sufficient. Condemnation and statements against the military junta is appreciated but NOT enough. The U.S has a history of fighting fascist forces in World World 2. In that spirit, we would like you to return the Myanmar people’s public fund immediately to CRPH. We, the people of Myanmar, hereby gives the government formed by CRPH the power to use the funds to 1. Establish a Federal Unity Government and a Federal Army2. Completely eliminate any form of Military Dictatorship/Fascism from Myanmar3. Abolish the undemocratic 2008 constitution4. Build a truly Democratic and Federal republic, where race, religion, and skin color do not matter, with liberty and justice for all We, the people of Myanmar, urge other governments and financial institutions to do the same. We will NOT forget who our friends are in our times of need. At the same time, we will NOT forget those who are on the fence or side with the military junta against the wishes of the people. For Peace, Liberty, Justice, and Equality for all, The People of Myanmar

Daung Sit Thi
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