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Current Financial Crisis
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Autodidact Tutorials

Keynes Letter to
Grandchildren 1930

Panel: Louis Kelso, Hon. William Simon, Hon. Russell Long / Jan. 1974.

Synergetic Educational Manifesto 1970

Carbon 60 # 1

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       Cablecast and web streaming of program in series

            "Conversations with Harold Hudson Channer"

                     Upcoming Cable Television/Web Show: 

                For details of airing see bottom of page

              Guest For  WEDNESDAY APRIL 22, 2009


                                     (Originally aired: 03-10-93)


                             (AKA: Good Leaf)

                                          (1ST 1/2 Hour)



                               Founding Member of:

         "The League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations -

                      of the Western Hemisphere"






                        (AKA: Splitting the Sky)



                              Founding Member of:

         "The League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations -

                         of the Western Hemisphere"





              Activists: In Support of the Interests of the








            Activists: in Support of the Interests of the 

        Indigenous People of the Western hemisphere



The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfWMEdMSDw4 - KENARAHIDIYO & DACAJEWEIAH





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We will strive to present the most accurate, timely and informative material for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of the position of the traditional Haudenosaunee with regard to current issues.

From a traditional perspective, we will share information and news of our events through articles, editorials, essays, statements and updates on some of the current issues affecting the Haudenosaunee. Relevant mainstream news will be posted as well.

With this sharing also comes a responsibilty by you, the reader, to decide if what you have learned is compelling enough for you to morally support us in our urgent and ongoing efforts to maintain our National Identity. Only in the spirit of cooperation can we achieve the ultimate goal of peace, and share in this creation that was gifted to us all.




April 18, 2009


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Articles, Editorials & Press Releases


Oneida Nation Families Say They Won't Obey Ruling [They claim they're being evicted because they oppose Ray Halbritter], by Glenn Coin, Syracuse News, April 06, 2004
Press Release: Greetings from the Onyota':Ka Oneida Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, April 3, 2004
Read the Decision: Shenandoah v. Halbritter, Docket No. 03-7862, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, April 2, 2004
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Press Release: "Situation in Kanehsatake" from Concerned Kanehsatake Community Members, March 31, 2004
Kanesatake Has New Police Chief, CBC Montreal, March 31, 2004
Six Nations Confederacy: Natives Divided on Red Hill Deal (Hamilton), The Toronto Star, February 24, 2004
Games Mesh Culture, Fun: Ganondagan Event Highlights Traditions of Native Americans, by Maeleeke J. Lavan, Democrat and Chronicle, February 22, 2004
Kahnawake Mohawks Want Links with Business Community, by Ann Carroll, Montreal, Canada.com, February 23, 2004
Kanehsatake Seeks Responsible Government, by Michael Rice, The Eastern Door, February 13, 2004
Majority of New York's Likely Voters Oppose Tax Collection on Items Sold on Indian Reservations, Find State's Plan Unconstitutional Zogby International Poll Reveals, February 04, 2004
The Tragedy of Colonization, by John C. Mohawk, Columnist, Indian Country Today, January 23, 2004
Mohawk Ironworkers Miss Chance to File for 9-11 Funds, Newsday.com, January 9, 2004
New York’s Tax Law has Shaky Foundation, by John C. Mohawk, Columnist, Indian Country Today, December 12, 2003
Despite Advances, Threats to Indigenous Peoples Abound, by John C. Mohawk, Columnist, Indian Country Today, September 15, 2003
Harjo: Prayers to Protect Salt Mother and Sacred Places, by Suzan Shown Harjo, Columnist, ICT, August 8, 2003
 ‘Cause of Action’ Sought in Religious Freedom Act Additions, by Jerry Reynolds, Washington D.C. Correspondent, ICT, August 8, 2003
SOVEREIGNTY: Federal Judge Affirms Indian Tribe's Right to Register Vehicles (Prairie Band Potawatomi - KS), by Carl Manning, Associated Press, August 7, 2003
Stockbridge-Munsees Look to Regain Land in New York - Judge Lifts Stay in Land Claim Case, by Tom Wanamaker, ICT, August 04, 2003
We've Had Problems Since The Mayflower,' By Karen Florin, New London Day, CT, August 3, 2003
Judge Clears Way for Wisconsin Tribe to Pursue Upstate Land Claim, by William Kates, Associated Press Writer, July 28, 2003
Ganondagan Festival Off to Good Start, by Enid Arbelo, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, July 27, 2003
Appeals Court Concludes Oneida Tribe Can Exist Without Taxation in New York State, by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press, July 21, 2003
Green Bay: TV Camp Opens New Vistas to American Indian Students, Monique Balas, Green Bay News-Chronicle, July 20, 2003
Meeting of Iroquois Nations Focuses On Casinos, by Associated Press, 7/12/2003
EDITORIAL: Mohawk Land Claims Deal Bad for All Native Nations, by Doug George-Kanentiio
Catskill Casino Plan - It's War, by RICHARD T. PIENCIAK, New York Daily News, July 5, 2003
U.S. Tax Court Declares 'No Jurisdiction' Over Kahnawake Resident, The Eastern Door, Volume 12 Number 20, May 2003



Important Agreements & Documents


The Guswenta: Covenant Chain Treaty Recorded in the Two Row Wampum Belt, 1692
The Canandaigua Treaty of 1794
What is Important About the Treaties?
Visit the 1794 Canandaigua Treaty Commemoration Committee Web Site
"Legal Status of the Six Nations of New York": Excerpt from The 1892 United States Extra Census Bulletin

"The conclusion is irresistible that the Six Nations are nations by treaty and law, and have long since been recognized as such by the United States and the state of New York, and an enlightened public will surely hesitate before proceeding to divest these people of long-established rights without their consent -- rights recognized and confirmed in some cases by the immortal Washington and by more than a hundred years of precedents and legislation."





Grand Council: Statements & Letters


Haudenosaunee Reaffirm Land Claim Principles, July 2000
Letter to the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs, from the Haudenosaunee Grand Council of Chiefs, regarding the Haudenosaunee position on the "Ancient Indian Land Claims Settlement Act," July 15, 1982
Position of the Haudenosaunee - to Representative Morris Udall, Chairman, House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, from the Grand Council of Chiefs of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy), regarding HR-5494: "Ancient Indian Land Claims Settlement Act," June 22, 1982
On Land Rights of the Haudenosaunee, Statements for the Council of Chiefs, Haudenosaunee, Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, August 1981
Regarding New York State Law on the Haudenosaunee, Onondaga Longhouse, January 8, 1972





Other Valuable Resources


The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth

About the Iroquois Constitution - Prepared by Gerald Murphy
A Basic Call to Consciousness:
The Hau de no sau nee Address to the Western World, Geneva, Switzerland, Autumn 1977
Forgotten Founders: Benjamin Franklin, the Iroquois and the Rationale for the American Revolution, By Bruce E. Johansen [complete 1982 book online]
Exemplar of Liberty: Native America and the Evolution of Democracy, By Donald A. Grinde, Jr. and Bruce E. Johansen - Foreword by Vine Deloria, Jr. [complete 1990 book online]





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The purpose of this web site is two-fold. First, it will function as a resource base, providing educational information about Haudenosaunee tradition, history, culture, political structure and laws. And second, to function as a tool for providing contemporary information and news on current events. We will strive to present the most accurate, timely and informative material for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of the position of the traditional Haudenosaunee with regard to current issues. >> continued >>





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The following recommended resources are a sampling of the many valuable educational materials available through online sources, libraries or book outlets.




The Great Peace....
The Gathering of Good Minds CD-ROM

The Great Law

Explore the history, culture and spirituality of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) on this unique CD-ROM. Learn how the Great Law of Peace guides and protects the Haudenosaunee. Travel on an educational interactive multimedia journey and see Native history as it has never seen seen before. Produced by Native people, about Iroquois people, for all people. A must have resource for schools, libraries and other educational institutions.


Review: Telling the Iroquois Story on CD-ROM, by Bruce E. Johansen, Professor of Communication and Native American Studies, University of Nebraska





Make Iroquois History Come Alive!

House of Peace Video

The Ganondagan House of Peace classroom video and study guide provides a dynamic way for educators to teach Native American history and culture in a way that creates student interest. Meets curriculum requirements. Click here for more information.

House of Peace Video





Treaty of Canandaigua 1794

200 Years of Treaty Relations between the Iroquois Confederacy and the United States

Edited by
G. Peter Jemison &
Anna M. Schein

Read Introduction

Treaty of Canandaigua 1794

Excellent Resource: Read "Sovereignty & Treaty Rights --- We Remember" by G. Peter Jemison (Essay from book)





Iroquois Culture and Commentary

This book offers fascinating perspectives on the life, traditions, and current affairs of the peoples of the Iroquois Confederacy.

by Doug George-Kanentiio

Iroquois Culture and Commentary by Doug George-Kanentiio





The Allegany Senecas
and Kinzua Dam
Forced Relocation Through Two Generations

The building of the Kinzua Dam was highly controversial because it flooded one-third of the Allegheny Reservation of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Nearly six hundred Senecas were forced to abandon their homes and relocate, despite a 1794 treaty that had guaranteed them those lands in perpetuity.

The Allegany Senecas and Kinzua Dam: Forced Relocation Through Two Generations
by Joy Ann Bilharz





Iroquois Land Claims

This timely book provides a balanced appraisal of the land claims made by several of the Iroquois nations.

Edited by
Christopher Vecsey
and William A. Starna

Iroquois Land Claims





Book Reviews


Canal Book Omits Haudenosaunee Loss, Robert W. Venables, The Ithaca Journal, February 27, 2003
Debating Democracy: Native American Legacy of Freedom, Book Written by Bruce E. Johansen







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the man, legend, the truth
...past, present and eternal!
John Boncore
sts1 Truth to Power- MySpace sts2
Anthem for Dissent Download mp3

are always found on my Blog

Radio interview with Michael Herzog, April 17th, 2009 (2hours and 10 minutes, no breaks)


New TV Interview (concerning Bush, March 17th and MUCH more) recorded April 11th

direct link: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=4237471280373245988


My old friend Harold Channer dug up an old interview we did in 1993 and has posted it to YouTube!
It concerns an organization which I founded called the League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations (LISN).


Begins with my brother Kenarahdiyoh in the first 1/2 hour and then me, Dacajeweiah in the second half hour.

This show will be re-aired on the Public Access Cable Television channels of the Cable Television systems in Manhattan at 10:30 AM (NYC. Time) on Wed. April 22, 2009

It will also be streamed to the internet at the time of cable casting at www.mnn.org - click on Popup players Channel 34  - wait 15 seconds or so and program image will appear and you can position cursor on it and go to full screen. 

Here is the direct link to the you tube version:

Please rate, fave and share it !



I am still in desperate need of financial help for my legal defense, and to help use my case to highlight the hypocrisy
and criminality of the Canadian government for allowing Bush into Canada, as well as to firmly establish the legal
defense of "civil resistance", the duty of citizens to act when our governments and their agents are derelict in their
duty. This will be very useful in the future to reign these criminals in.

If you can help, please send check or money order to:

John Boncore
P. O. Box 1492
Chase, BC

For a donation of $20 or more, we will send you my DVD which contains 6 presentations, footage from a TV
program about the Gustafsen Lake Standoff, and two songs which I have recorded.

Please indicate if you would like one and give us your mailing address.

To arrange for a bank or wire transfer, e-mail me at:  splittingthesky@yahoo.com

On March 17th, 2009 I was arrested in Calgary while doing my duty to try and catch a real criminal

faces of fascism - splitting the sky arrested

See my Blog for my commentary on this! (click the pic to enlarge)
This photo is copyrighted, but may be used without permission for
non commercial use, otherwise please contact me.

Read "Splitting the Sky vs Bush" on my blog for more details and related radio interviews.
See also warcriminalsout.com for background info

Press Release, March 19, 2009:

Civilians Enforcing War Crimes Act Arrested While Criminal Gets Away


I gave a 2 hour, detailed  presentation in Victoria BC, Nov 29th, 2008 


Thanks to Victoria 9/11 Truth who organized this event and to all who attended!

STS in Victoria, BC

St. Anne's Auditorium
Saturday November 29, 2008
835 Humboldt Street
Victoria, BC
7pm - 9pm
Google Map

More Info see:

Peter Zaza has written and published a new article about me entitled: 9/11 Truth Is "Splitting the Sky"
posted October 22, 2008, published by the American Chronicle 

This article nicely encapsulates where I am coming from, covering some of the history of the Iroquois Confederacy, which is based upon a codified set of rules known as the Gayaneshagowa or "Great Law" and how the U.S. Constitution was later based upon it, as well as the prophet known as the Deganawida or "The Peace Maker" from whom it came. The article then goes on to cover some of my history in the Resistance Movement, my personal relationship to the 9/11 events, my ongoing 9/11 investigation to identify the real, high perps, and my call for Truth and Justice for the Victims of 9/11, their families, and all who have been affected and victimized by this horrific crime, including the subsequent Crimes Against Humanity committed in the name of 9/11, which continue even today!



Confronting Rudy Guiliani in Surrey, BC  on Sept. 19th, 2008

I told him years ago that 9/11 would come back to bite him in the ass, and I meant it!
See http://splittingthesky.blogspot.com/2008/08/rudy-gulianis-vain-attempt-to-make-me.html

On 9/11/08  I joined with other 9/11 Truth activists from across Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to call for Truth and Justice for the victims of the Sept. 11th attacks.  Here are some excerpts from my speech:

Direct Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H49ur-ocMpg

March on Ottawa  2008 Highlights (including STS)

Direct Link  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRdGKd6iE54

Splitting the Sky in Ottawa # 2
Ottawa, September 11th, 2008

Below is a 2 hour video, including some video footage of my speech on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and a
subsequent studio interview
Patrick Biron where I lay out all of of my "9/11 money trail" research:

part 1   http://blip.tv/file/1267564

part 2   http://blip.tv/file/1267724

Thanks to Fraser Valley 9/11 Truth, Calgary 9/11 Truth and Montreal 9/11 Truth and others behind the scenes who made this trip to Ottawa possible for me (you know who you are) and to all of you who listened and opened your hearts and minds.

Thanks also to my sister Kahentinetha and MNN (Mohawk Nation News) for the warm welcome back and the fine hospitality that we enjoyed in Kahnawake.

Special thanks to Patrick  for the video production.

We are expecting more of the Ottawa footage soon.

Wayne, STS and Patrick

sts3 The Autobiography of Splitting the Sky:  "From Attica to Gustafsen Lake"

by Splitting the Sky (aka John Boncore) and his wife She Keeps the Door (aka Sandra Bruderer)

The story of Dacajeweiah "Splitting the Sky" aka John Boncore and John Hill, a principal leader of the Attica rebellion at the age of nineteen, and later a figure with the American Indian Movement, and now a leading 9/11 Truth researcher, advocate and speaker.

To order the book (653 pages) or to arrange speaking engagements, radio, TV or print interviews, please contact:


"...the goal of this book, is to define what the secret of life is, as the highest power in creation revealed to me, in a prison cell at the time of this writing..." S.T.S.

Read a review of this book here
"If you are concerned with human destiny, you must read it" Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attormey General
sts5 Splitting the Sky:  A Lifetime of Resistance
From a background of orphanages and boarding schools, Dacajeweiah (Splitting the Sky) emerged as a principal participant in the Attica rebellion at the age of nineteen, and later became active with the American Indian Movement. He has engaged in numerous armed standoffs with Canadian and US authorities ...and lived to share his experience, knowledge and discoveries with us!

Listen to this mp3 playlist  (low quality sound, but high octane speech)

In the audio CD, recorded live in Portland, Oregon, Splitting the Sky recounts his experiences and calls for uncompromising resistance to the death culture. CD includes music by Blackfire. You can order it here:



At the Northwest Truth Convergence July 5th, 2008 in Peace Arch Park (US / Canada border), special guest speaker 'Splitting The Sky' wows the crowd. His analysis on the events of 9/11 are well researched, compelling and shocking! Direct Link Heremp3

Three part 9/11 and Globalization Lecture video at the University of Lethbridge
featuring Professor Anthony Hall and Splitting The Sky (recorded in 2006)
part 1
part 2
part 3
Source: http://www.globalizationstudies.ca/



Rob Revere Show on the Revere Radio Network here is the  mp3

Dr. Deagle's show "The Nutrimedical Report" (1 Hour)  mp3

Kevin Barrett show on GCN (1 hour) mp3

Dr. Bill Deagle's Show
- audio archives: Hour 2  and  Hour 3

A full, written transcript of the Sept. 25th show with Dr. Deagle is available here

Interview from July 23rd, 2008 on the Unbought and Unbossed Show

Downlaod an mp3 here (21 MBs) or get the Higher Quality 64kb mp3
Official version) here  51.9 MBs (covers Attica through to 9/11 research)
TRUTH JIHAD RADIO with Dr. Kevin Barrett on RBN


HOUR: 1   mp3                  
GUEST: Professor Anthony J. Hall
FIELD: Globalization Studies
TOPICS: Questioning Sept. 11 official story, Pentagon hit, suspicious stock trading, creating enemies, destroyed information, corporate Nazi connections

HOUR: 2  mp3
GUEST: Splitting the Sky
FIELD: Actor/Activist
TOPICS: 9-11, Wall Street, put options, shorts, Rothschild / Rockefeller held corporations, Federal Reserve Board, Blackstone Group founders, suspect list

SATURDAY, JUNE 14th, 2008

GUEST:  Splitting the Sky
FIELD: Actor/Activist
Kevin is joined by Splitting the Sky, who is a Native American researcher of 9/11 and together break down what really happened on that day.

HOUR 2: mp3
GUEST:  Splitting the Sky
FIELD: Actor/Activist
Continuing on the prior subject, Splitting the Sky points out all those companies involved in the process in which the Twin Towers were taken down.

Above Audio Files Courtesy of:  www.republicbroadcasting.org

Related Research:

Splitting the Sky's Put Option Company List.pdf

Regarding George Soros as "point man for the Rothschilds", via the
Blackstone Group, and thus their relationship to 9/11 ....

THE ROTHSCHILD OCTOPUS. Written by: Vlada Sindjelic

SEE: Blackstone Acquires Debt on 7 World Trade Center - Oct. 2000 (pdf)

Google Search:  "Blackstone Group" + "Larry Silverstein"

A recent related article (July 15th) regarding put options from Reuters
"SEC issues emergency rule to curb short sales" note some of the names.

Splitting the Sky - Truth To Power- Inside Job.mp3


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Splitting the Sky speaking at a conference known as "Operation Enduring Resistance: Remembering 9-11", on September 10, 2005. Splitting the Sky speaking at a conference known as

"Operation Enduring Resistance: Remembering 9-11",

September 10, 2005. 

Watch Video:


Splitting the Sky (born January 7, 1952) is an activist, struggling for justice for the indigenous peoples of the Americas. His Mohawk name, Dacajeweiah, translated into English is "Splitting the Sky". He was born in Buffalo, New York, colonized as "John Boncore", and also became known as "John Hill". From the age of seven, Splitting the Sky survived many years in New York foster homes and youth detention centers in which he was ill-treated. Eventually he would become the only man convicted as a ringleader of the infamous 1971 Attica State Prison rebellion in upstate New York, in the course of which 43 inmates were killed. This event has inspired several movies -- "Against the Wall" (1994) starring Samuel L. Jackson, and "Attica" (1980) starring Morgan Freeman -- and documentaries including "Attica" (1974), and "The Ghosts of Attica" (2001). He was listed by former UN Ambassador Andrew Young of the Carter administration as the number one political prisoner in the USA in 1975.

Splitting the Sky founded an organization to unite all Indigenous Peoples into a great confederation called the League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations of the Western Hemisphere (LISN). In 1995 he was the Sun Dance Chief at Gustafsen Lake, British Columbia, during the Gustafsen Lake Standoff, which was precipitated by a rancher who attempted to evict the Sun Dancers from what he claimed was his property. The incident turned into a major protest against the occupation of unceded native land. Splitting the Sky was an outspoken critic of the government's handling of the incident and was among those who raised the question of so-called Aboriginal Title under international law. Specifically, aboriginal title is enshrined under the Royal Proclamation of 1763, which is validated as an aboriginal right in section (35) of the Canadian constitution. With his wife Sandra Bruderer, whose Cree name translates to "She Keeps the Door", he co-wrote a 653 page book titled "".

Splitting the Sky currently resides in British Columbia, Canada.



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External links

SOURCE:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splitting_the_Sky

The Struggle for Original People’s Title
by Kim Petersen / April 7th, 2008

(excerpt only)

Dacajeweiah (Splitting the Sky), or John Boncore Hill, is a Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) warrior who has experienced extraordinarily much in his lifetime of struggle for justice. He was a central figure in two of the major standoffs in the twentieth century. Therefore, it is not surprising that his autobiography,
From Attica Lake to Gustafsen Lake — Unmasking the Secrets of the Psycho-sexual Energy and the Struggle for Original People’s Title, written with his wife Sandra (She Keeps The Door) Bruderer, is a hefty book at 653 pages.

Splitting the Sky takes readers colloquially through his amazing life events, making the book an easy and informative, but necessarily long, read. Throughout his autobiography, he exposes the racist and imperialist agenda of colonialist governments in Turtle Island (North America). As a bookend, he tells of the struggle for Indigenous dignity and rights by a group of Sundancers at Ts’peten, aka Gustafsen Lake, in British Columbia (BC) and the so-called justice meted out afterwards. An early eerie ordeal was Splitting the Sky’s incarceration in New York’s notorious Attica State Prison.

Splitting the Sky was the only person sentenced to do prison time following the hostage-taking of prison guards that precipitated the state’s lethal storming of Attica on 13 September 1971, on the order of then New York governor Nelson Rockefeller. State police officers were implicated in the killing of, at least, 39 people, including 10 hostages at Attica prison. Splitting the Sky related how outlawed CN-4 gas was dropped into the jail before troops burst in and “were systematically killing in a blood rage like a thirst that could not be quenched.” A commission led by New York law professor Robert McKay described the assault as the “bloodiest one-day encounter between Americans, except for the massacres against Indians of the 19th Century.” Rockefeller called his decision to retake the prison “a matter of principle.” Splitting the Sky considered that Rockefeller had “sanctioned the death of 43 human beings” that day.

The major focus of the book, however, is on Gustafsen Lake, a lightly populated wilderness area in south-central BC, near the town of 100 Mile House. In 1995, a group of Original Peoples gathered there to celebrate the Sundance ceremony, previously forbidden by Canadian authorities. Splitting the Sky was honored as the chief of the ceremony.

Trouble arose when some ranch hands of the purported land owner, Lyle James, rode in, disturbed the sacred ceremonial site, and made derogatory remarks about “red niggers.” This incited a confrontation and the so-called occupation of the Gustafsen Lake ranch.

READ MORE HERE:  http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2008/04/the-struggle-for-original-peoples-title/



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