Warren Buffett-Democratic Connected ‘Dark Money’ Group Arabella Advisors ‘Scheme’ Hits Headlines-Hate Politics? Others Do Too, But Ignoring Reality Poor Option; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update


Campaign financing laws are being ignored, say researchers and news reporters. Information manipulation involving purported misuse of funds paid to ‘nonpartisan’ nonprofits and educational institutions are other concerns being raised. The report involves a ‘dark money’ nonprofit that MHProNews and others previously reported has links to Warren Buffett and other left-leaning and Democratic-supporting organizations and candidates. For those whose eyes glaze over because they already ‘hate’ politics and are disgusted by various types of manipulation of the law or political systems, that emotion is understandable because it is common enough. But the case can be made that ignoring such reports only empowers and emboldens those who are accused of manipulating the dark money system in favor of their own goals. Meaning, if someone doesn’t want to cede still more power and influence to those who already have plenty, reports like this one merit the time needed for a better understanding of how such ‘schemes’ reportedly work. Who says? It is a clear takeaway from Robert Reich, John Whitehead, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger (the latter two are the chair and vice chair of Berkshire Hathaway, parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corporation, and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance (VMF)), among numbers of others.

Robert Reich worked in the Clinton Administration. He is a Democratic Party member, per left-leaning Wikipedia: “Robert Bernard Reich is an American professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator. He worked in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and served as Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 in the cabinet of President Bill Clinton.”
There are voices from both sides of the left-right divide that have for years made similar points. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/kennedy-said-crisis-spells-opportunity-voices-across-left-right-sound-alarm-on-merging-power-of-big-business-big-tech-and-big-government-mainstream-news-snapshots/

As but one example of how such third-party nonprofits can influence manufactured housing, recall the report below that reflects the apparent ties between Buffett bucks, the Sierra Club, and the deal that was cut with the Department of Energy which since the item below was published advanced the manufactured housing energy rule that is set to take effect on May 31, 2023.


With that brief backdrop, per the WND NewsCenter to MHProNews is the following report. It will be followed by additional information that makes the purported “dark money” connections to Warren Buffett, and through his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, to manufactured housing.

I. Dems’ dark money scheme funding ‘research’ on ‘disinformation’

Actually ‘bypassing the IRS prohibition on electioneering’

By WND News Services Published December 27, 2022 at 10:24am

By Ailan Evans Daily Caller News Foundation

Several funds managed by Arabella Advisors, a Democrat-linked consultant firm, are quietly bankrolling research by universities and non-profits into how online “misinformation” and “disinformation” spreads, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation review of the networks’ grants.

Arabella Advisors, run by former Bill Clinton official Eric Kesslermanages certain administrative, legal and philanthropic functions of several non-profits including the Sixteen Thirty FundHopewell FundNorth Fund and New Venture Fund, which donate to a variety of left-leaning groups, causes and Democratic candidates, according to tax filings and statements on the funds’ and Arabella’s websites. Several funds within the network are also sponsoring research into the effects of, and how best to mitigate, misinformation and disinformation, according to a DCNF review of public grants.

Many of the Arabella-funded research projects cite conservatives predominantly as purveyors of misinformation, with several projects recommending solutions to mitigate the spread of misinformation, including censorship.

The New Venture Fund sponsored a project in March called “The True Costs of Misinformation” at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, led by the center’s research director Joan Donovan, that sought to study the impacts of online misinformation, particularly on “vulnerable communities,” according to the project’s description. The project included a workshop featuring several panels on different topics related to the alleged impacts of misinformation.

A presentation titled “What Is Driving Conservativism’s Post-Democratic Turn in America?” by Steven Feldstein at the Carnegie Council ostensibly examined the impact of misinformation on the perceived “anti-democratic” attitudes espoused by conservatives in the U.S., according to the workshop agenda.

“How did American conservatives reach a point where their main political messages are either blatantly anti-democratic or outright falsehoods?” the presentation’s description read, alleging that “political partisanship” in the U.S. was “largely stoked by conservative propaganda and disinformation.”

One panel entirely focused on strategies for “misinformation mitigation,” with presentations from researchers at the University of Washington and Google, among other places, according to the workshop agenda. The strategies included legislative action to alter election laws to curb election misinformation, and “psychological inoculation” against dis- and misinformation.

Another presentation sought to figure out ways to demonetize sites promoting “divisive disinformation on COVID” at “the industry or policy level,” according to the workshop agenda.

The Shorenstein Center did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.


In addition, The New Venture Fund provided a grant for a 2021 research project, performed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin and the University College London, that explored methods for mitigating misinformation by facilitating “social groups” to “[exchange] judgments regarding the probability that news is true,” according to the project’s acknowledgements. The project cited the “spread of misinformation” as “one of the leading threats to democracy, public health, and the global economy.”

Arabella Advisors and the New Venture Fund did not respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

The Hopewell Fund, another Arabella-managed philanthropic organization, sponsored a research project, the results of which were published in The Atlantic, that examined how misinformation spreads on Facebook, focusing on “superusers.” The paper cited examples of spreaders of misinformation, including “Calvin,” who uses “’gay’ as a slur and declares that black neighborhoods are always ‘S—HOLES,’” and “Michelle,” a woman who criticizes the “plandemic.”

The article’s authors appeared to suggest censorship as the most effective means of curbing misinformation.

“Allowing a small set of people who behave horribly to dominate the platform is Facebook’s choice, not an inevitability,” the article read. “If each of Facebook’s 15,000 U.S. moderators aggressively reviewed several dozen of the most active users and permanently removed those guilty of repeated violations, abuse on Facebook would drop drastically within days.”

The Hopewell Fund told the DCNF that the project was part of a “program focused on supporting researchers studying misinformation and accountability on the social web.”

While the Sixteen Thirty Fund explicitly donates to Democratic political action committees (PACs) and candidates, according to an OpenSecrets review of its campaign spending, the Arabella network’s other funds bankroll left-leaning and Democrat-affiliated groups that engage in electoral activism and issue-based advocacy, according to The New York Times

“Groups like the Arabella network weaponize charitable laws and tax exemption to aid Democratic electoral victories, bypassing the IRS prohibition on electioneering,” Hayden Ludwig, senior investigative researcher at Capital Research Center (CRC), a conservative watchdog group researching liberal financial influence, told the DCNF.

The Hopewell Fund sponsored both the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information, the NYT reported, which spent almost $150 million together preceding the 2020 election in “get-out-the-vote” efforts targeting demographics that lean Democratic; the fund also bankrolled a Democrat-aligned legal group, Democracy Docket Legal Fund, led by Democratic Party election lawyer Marc Elias.

The New Venture Fund also set up the Trusted Elections Fund, according to a memo obtained by CRC, which courted donors to pour money into election security efforts ahead of the 2020 election. The fund distributed grants that were partly intended to “prepare journalists and civil society organizations with tools to respond to mis/disinformation and cybersecurity issues.”

“Nonprofits pour hundreds of millions of dollars into voter registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaigns which microtarget likely Democratic voters,” Ludwig said. “The Arabella nonprofits are a massive funnel to shift those millions from foundations and mega-donors to these professional activists.”


In addition to financial support for academic research, the Arabella network supports several non-profit organizations that conduct research into misinformation and disinformation.

For instance, the New Venture Fund is the architect of the Media Democracy Fund, a grantmaking non-profit that supports a variety of left-wing groups active in the spheres of media and communications, according to the Media Democracy Fund’s website. The Media Democracy fund has several wealthy partners, such as George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

The Media Democracy Fund partially sponsored the Disinfo Defense League, which describes itself as “a distributed national network of organizers, researchers and disinformation experts disrupting online racialized disinformation infrastructure and campaigns that deliberately target Black, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander and other communities of color,” according to the group’s website. Members of the league include numerous left-wing and progressive activist organizations, such as Free Press, the Women’ March and Ultraviolet.

Ahead of the 2020 election, the group held numerous webinars, trainings and other educational events with misinformation researchers, in partnership with Joan Donovan of the Shorenstein Center, to train activists to combat perceived misinformation, Protocol reported.

The New Venture Fund has also sponsored a fellowship at the Algorithmic Integrity Institute, which was described as “a pilot program to train ethnic media reporters to identify, surface, and analyze instances” of misinformation and other unsavory content, according to the fellowship’s description.

In addition, the fund donated roughly $25 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life, according to tax filings, an organization which also received hundreds of millions in “zuckbucks” from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to administer elections during 2020. The organization trained election workers to spot perceived election misinformation and cited former President Donald Trump as a chief purveyor of election falsehoods, according to a July 2020 manual.

The North Fund, another Arabella affiliate, is behind a group called Accountable Tech that, among pro-antitrust activism and support for privacy regulations for tech companies, researches and advocates against online misinformation; Accountable Tech is a registered trade name of the North Fund, according to the North Fund’s business filings. The group organized a pressure campaign targeting advertisers to boycott Twitter amid Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform, citing the threat of misinformation, among other concerns. The North Fund declined to comment to The Washington Free Beacon, who also reported on this link, but said that it “follows all disclosure requirements related to the disclosure of individual donors and grantees.”

The North Fund did not respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

This story originally was published by the Daily Caller News Foundation. ##


II. Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary 

Former CNN correspondent and ex-Democrat Chris Plante, now a talk radio pundit with a national audience from Washington, D.C.-based WMAL, speaks about the “information dominance” in the U.S. of the political left. The report on Arabella Advisors above is but one of numerous obvious examples of how information dominance occurs. It isn’t just Plante that speaks about notions tied to capital advantages and information dominance. Actor Danny Glover has made similar remarks which have been previously reported by MHProNews in the quote cited below. Glover has reportedly served on a Buffett nonprofit board.

The quote from Glover is from the award-winning “Shadows of Liberty” documentary drama. Shadows exposed political, media, corporate, regulatory nexus. It explores examples from left and right with impact of money and information manipulation. Glover served on a Buffett funded board. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/danny-glover-and-revealing-manufactured-housing-realities-power-of-correct-questions-and-observations-regardless-of-good-bad-laughable-or-no-reply-plus-sunday-manufactured-home-weekly-r/

In terms of qualifications of the source, per left-leaning Wikipedia, “Plante worked at CNN for 17 years, mostly covering The Pentagon and U.S. Military. At various times at CNN, he was a Pentagon Correspondent, Senior Producer for National Security Affairs, Military Affairs Producer and an assignment editor.” It would be fair to say that Plante is now more on the political right, but he routinely rips “Establishment” Republicans, with Senator Mitch McConnell (KY-R) as a prominent example, or now defeated Representative Liz Cheney (WY-R) as another.

Above, the Sierra Club’s lawsuit and the leverage it had with the DOE on the manufactured housing energy rule is an example of how influence can be wielded by a nonprofit. Another example of how obliquely funded nonprofits can influence the perception or operations of manufactured housing firms is MHAction. That was explored in the report linked below, which traces the money trail from a Warren Buffett funded nonprofit to the Tides Center to MHAction. Such nonprofits routinely give their donors a tax break. But they may also still wield influence through advocacy that creates headlines, litigation, lobbying for or against certain laws or practices, and all the while they appear to most people to be arm’s length from thei source(s) of their donations and funding.


Influence Watch-Behind the Curtain-NPR’s Chris Arnold-“Losing It All Mobile Home Owners Evicted Over Small Debts During Pandemic” MHAction, Manufactured Housing Institute, Manufactured Homes and Communities – plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

With that backdrop, MHProNews previously spotlighted Arabella Advisors in the report below. Note that this recent Google and Safari (iPhone browser) searches revealed that MHProNews currently ranks #1 on that search result. While that is a good reflection on our report, it should also beg the question: why don’t others in MHVille trade media and bloggers report on these dark money mechanisms that tilt the scales in the direction of Buffett, his interests, and the types of Democrats who Buffett and his bucks routinely support?


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Arabella Advisors – Big Money in Dark Shadows, Warren Buffett Ties – Capital Research Group

Note that Kevin Clayton spoke about their use of nonprofits in the video interview with transcript shown below.

Warren Buffett’s Pledge to Kevin Clayton – ‘You Can Access Plenty of Capital’ for Projects – Quotes, Facts, Video, Transcript, and Implications for Manufactured Housing Industry

It remains to be seen if the newly elected Congress which has a Republican House majority will probe such issues. What is more apparent is that for two years, the Democratically led Congress has largely ignored these types of purported schemes which have routinely favored their party. Left out of this political cartoon below by Ben Garrison is Warren Buffett, who has several close financial and philanthro-feudalistic ties with Bill Gates.  The first linked report below spotlights another nonprofit, the Civic Alliance, which has ties to Buffett bucks.

Even left-leaning and normally pro-Biden CNN said: “Fact check: Biden falsely claims the most common gas price was over $5 when he took office.” CNN said that the day Biden was sworn in the national average gas price on January 20, 2021, was $2.39.

Some who ‘hate Trump’ may justify their support of such nonprofits and their purported influence peddling operations. But it must be noted that it is hypocritical to decry dark money in politics and then turn and embrace the effects of dark money when it benefits a favored cause.


Robert Reich was quoted above as saying there is no countervailing force to money. That’s a commonly held, but not quite true perspective. When the faith community is properly mobilized, that is another example with a deep history of effecting political change in the U.S. The abolitionist (antislavery) movement in the U.S. was largely driven by members of the faith community in that era. Women’s right to vote is another example of faith community involvement in U.S. politics. It goes without saying that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a religious leader who organized other religious leaders in what became a successful campaign to insure voting rights and civil rights in the U.S. The pro-life movement worked for nearly 50 years to finally overturn Roe v. Wade, which occurred through the Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022) case.

The many can beat the money. One of the several reasons, beyond balance and fairness, to cite sources across the left-right media and political divide in the U.S. is precisely to attract a coalition that has the numbers needed which can ‘beat the money.’ Undermining and dominating the U.S. economic, legal, media, and political system in their own favor has been a project of the ‘donor class’ for well over a century, as a close reading of history reveals.  Gates and Buffett teamed up in the Gates Foundation, which wields tremendous influence in the U.S. and globally, as is exemplified by the fact that the Gates Foundation has been the #2 funding source for the World Health Organization (WHO).  Nonprofit and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were clearly wielding direct and indirect influenced during the declared COVID19 pandemic. For those who are serious about beating the influence of money and the largely left-leaning billionaire class in the U.S., it is unlikely to occur by supporting the candidates that the billionaire class and their influencing organizations support.

Birds of a feather? Gates and Buffett both posture being philanthropists. Their media assets and influence purportedly give them cover. But when the veil is pulled back, a darker picture arguably emerges. While preaching ‘global warming’ billionaires like Gates and Buffett have investments that seem to run counter to their own postured positions. Such facts are discerned by following the money trail and comparing mere words with the actual actions.
See her TedX talk and related on spotting fake news at this link here. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/check-your-facts-follow-the-money-journalist-sharyl-attkisson-fake-news-mhville-takeaways/
The political leaning of Warren Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger is no secret. This quote above was apparently proudly posted on the Munger, Tolles & Olson (MTO) website. Munger and Olson both serve Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway.

The case can be made that nonprofits and NGOs are some of the tools used in the sabotaging monopoly tactics whose principles are described by Minneapolis Federal Reserve senior researcher James A. “Jim” Schmitz Jr and his research colleagues.

https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/grumpy-economist-cochrane-sun-communities-sui-favorable-demand-drivers-with-supply-constraints-investor-data-yields-quick-case-study-in-buffett-moat/ Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo.

With such facts and evidence in mind, it now becomes easier to grasp why the Clayton backed Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) embraced, rather than decried, the massive 1.7 trillion-dollar bill enacted by the lame duck session of Congress.

Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Claims Priorities Addressed in Congress’ Year-End Legislative Package, Pros and Cons Fact Check, Analysis; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update

For those keen to change the ‘rigged system,’ understanding can lead to clarity on how that could best be accomplished. Antitrust action is part of the key. MHProNews has beat that drum editorially and through factual, evidence-based reports for years.  We have also begun to engage more with others in media to spread that message more widely.  Stay tuned for more in 2023.

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MHProNews spotlights granular issues in manufactured housing, but also takes a periodic look at macro issues too. This is to set the concerns of our industry into a broader context. In order to solve our industry’s problems, good existing laws must be properly enforced. There is no
need to wait years for legislation that in the past has often led to little or no discernable benefit. https://www.wnd.com/2021/05/solution-big-tech-oligarchs/

These linked reports above are just a sampling of the dozens of items produced or collaborated with by this primary author at MHProNews for other media outlets, including religious and secular ones. These efforts are arguably part of the reason why MHProNews’ traffic dominates that of MHI, per third-party data.

Behind the Scenes Facts, Insights, Reams of 3rd-Party Research on Manufactured Homes and ‘Mobile Home’ Controversies–MHLivingNews to MHI Data-MHVille 2022 in Review I; plus, MHREITs-Stocks Update


Once the nonprofit and NGO connections are understood, it is also clearer that the proper use of such organizational tools can be part of the solution to what has depressed manufactured housing production for over 20 years. Sharing accurate information, ‘never quit’ dedication, a clear sense of history, motivation, and a firm grounding in timeless moral principles are the keys to beating the money. There are more of us than there are of them.

MHI Owes the Manufactured Home Industry an Explanation and a Lawsuit – the Need to Stop Destructive Energy Regulations of Manufactured Housing

Following the Money Trail in Battle Over Green Policies, ESG Investing, Economic Liberty, Politics, and Modern Manufactured Housing

‘What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?’ By God, If We Can Do It You Can Too! Anniversary Reflections, Viewpoints, MHVille Pro Inspirations

Fascists and Fraud, Manipulated Information and Rigged Systems, Manufactured Housing, and the USA

‘Developers Moving Away from CrossMods®’ Manufactured Housing Institute Oddly Admits Plan Undercuts 99 Percent of Manufactured Homes – MHI Doc, Facts, Analysis; plus MHVille REITs, Stock Updates

Has the Manufactured Housing Industry Become a Target-Rich Environment for Plaintiffs’ Attorneys? Facts, News & Views; plus, Sunday Weekly Manufactured Home Industry (MHVille) Headlines Recap

How Long a Prison Term May Some Manufactured Housing Execs Get from Successful Prosecution? Law360 Clue-11 & 13 Year Prison Terms for Convicted Corp Criminal Fraud; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update

Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets Segment

The modifications of our prior Daily Business News on MHProNews format of the recap of yesterday evening’s market report are provided below. It still includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines. The macro market moves graphics will provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities.

In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 12.28.2022

  • FTX fallout
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  • An electric vehicle is seen charging in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 7, 2021.
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  • Wall Street’s dirty secret: It’s terrible at forecasting stocks
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In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror more so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. or example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection, you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts. https://www.manufacturedhomepronews.com/in-the-business-world-the-rear-view-mirror-is-always-clearer-than-the-windshield-warren-buffett-mhville-leader-showcases-efforts-to-renew-american-dream-plus-sunday-weekly/

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  • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above of manufactured housing connected equities includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry finance lender.
  • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
  • NOTE 3: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
  • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the REITs, stocks, and other equities named above follow in the reports linked below.

Manufactured Housing Properties-Results for Three and Nine Months Ending September 30.2022–Exploring ‘Mobile Home Park’ Manufactured Home Community Investing; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update

Manufactured Housing’s Next BIG Regulatory Battle That MHARR’s Spotlighted and Which MHI Conveniently Ignored in Recent ‘Manufactured Housing Institute News;’ plus Sunday Weekly Headlines Recap

‘Changes Will Benefit Customers,’ Boost Sales-Legacy Homes CEO Duncan Bates – LEGH ‘Delivered 22.5% Return on Equity in 1 Yr’ – Corp Q3 2022 Insights, Analysis; plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update  

‘No Assurance Inflation Will Not Affect Our Future Profitability Financial Position’=Cavco Industries 10-Q, Solitaire Deal, More CVCO Data; Supreme Court Ruled-SEC Regs on False-Omitted Remarks

Skyline Champion Provides Quarterly Results, Adding Retail Centers, Improved Delivery Times-CEO Mark Yost Says ‘Can Outperform Conventional Housing’ Explored; Plus MHVille REITs, Stocks Update


Triad Financial Services Q2-2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS, per ECN Capital – Several Bright Spots in Manufactured Home Market Highlighted, Including Communities, Retail, Land-Home, Floor; MHStocks Update


Manufactured Home Communities (a.k.a. ‘Mobile Home Parks’ – SIC) – Exploring UMH Properties; Fellow Manufactured Housing Institute Member Yes! Communities Suits and Settlements; plus MH Markets Updates


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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.








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