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Is giving money the only way to help poor people?


You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money. - P. J. O'Rourke. What do you think?

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    platinumOwl4 3 years ago

    I agree wholeheartedly.


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    Jason (jbosh1972) 2 years ago

    And therefore the welfare system should be abolished. Handouts never work. Instead send the needy to the pantry for food and maybe volunteer work if applicable. Assist in locating appropiate job training or even how to start a business.


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    Ciel Clark 3 years ago

    I agree with this proverb, except.... After thirty years of teaching and observing how people learn, the students who learn how to learn in any situation are the ones who succeed more than the ones who are taught


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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Great Idea!! Nobel winner Muhammad Yunus's idea of empowering the poor through microcredits has revolutionized anti-poverty efforts across the developing nations as well as in "rich" nations like the US. Poor people need empowerment, not charity.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    You have spoken the truth. Many people do not want to hear that at all. Charities and social programs have done more harm to poor communities than help them. There need to be more work programs.

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    radiance02 2 years ago

    The other problem is who is going to give the man the boat to go out and fish?

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    "...sincerity of purpose; purity of intent..." You just nailed down the reason of so much poverty! It is the absence of human traits of kindness, justice, serving people in need and so on that is responsible for poverty even in rich societies.

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    Community and family support are really wonderful. The wave of individualization has washed away these assets. But people are social beings and need these things in society. There is more to human life than money.

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    You have really analyzed your poverty as a truly wise man. I sincerely wish you well. As you rightly said, charity (gifts) are not the sustainable solution of poverty, opportunities are The trouble is: we are just growing the economy, not developing.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Thanks Suzanne. Yes, some will be helped by giving money, but it appears that the only permanent solution is to have a system where everyone gets a chance to work and stand on his/her own - even those who can't make good choices.


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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    You are absolutely right. If people learn to be kind, compassionate and understanding poverty, along with other social ills, will simply vanish. Charity is just a short term relief, not a permanent solution.

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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    Interesting point - linking breakdown of family structure to lack of proper development of kids in schools. So schools must be redesigned to act as parents too! But that too would not provide family environ. So what next?


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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    Great! If you can inject your kindness into other people this world will immediately turn into a paradise!! Do keep inspiring me and others around.


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    Mara Alexander (MonkeyShine75) 22 months ago

    When someone begs money, it is not our job to question it. Bread and peanut butter costs less than $10, and maybe they are allergic to peanuts so they should choose their on food

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    You rightly pointed out charity is not the solution of poverty. Empowerment and just economic system are the right solution.

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    Wonderful, you appear to have strong feelings for suffering of others. If injustice is removed from the socio-economic system there will be no poverty.

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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    You did wonderful. We are human only if we have the capacity to show humanity to the suffering people. There is immense satisfaction in helping others through selfless acts. Hope you inspire others to discover humanity in themselves.


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    Cindy Cinnamon 24 months ago

    Amen! I think the problem is that most people don't know what "poor" is any more. It's usually single mothers who are responsible with money, but they just don't have enough to make it every month. The "irresponsible addicts" are the minority.


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    Mara Alexander (MonkeyShine75) 22 months ago

    Do we let them starve and go naked in the meantime? I don't think so

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    I wonder why there are so many poor and homeless in a rich country like the US? Why isn't there a system to empower people? What stops from having a system where people are assured work?

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    Brilliant! You really know the important of community and caring for others. World will become a better place only if more and more begin to think like you. Have a good day!

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    Great! If people have the same compassion as you there would be no poverty!! However, today poverty exists because of the unjust system and wrong definition of 'development' which is limited to GDP growth. Progress has to be holistic to be sensible.

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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    Great. You have a giving heart! No one has ever gone bankrupt by giving others in need.

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    Goodpal 17 months ago

    Great! This is empowerment, the only sustainable anti-poverty measure. Doles and charities are ineffective and short term. Poverty will simply vanish if economy is made job-focussed; focus on GDP doesn't serve that purpose.

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    Mara Alexander (MonkeyShine75) 22 months ago

    And in the meantime? We must help those in need We can't expect someone to work while they are hungry, or naked. Education takes a while, and they need immediate help

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    Off course you are say saying right.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    How about having development policies that ensure work or jobs to all? If the development system is creating poverty, as in the US, no amount of money or charity can ever eliminate poverty. Poverty also reflects unjust development.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    I have known this for a long time. Charities and social programs often exacerbate the problem. Many poor people have a passive and more fatalistic mindset. They believe that they are victims-believing that they are at the mercy of society!

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Thanks Rohan, We need institutions that empower the poor and a change in the attitude of the society so that poor are not excluded, but accepted as other people with money.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    I agree. Empowerment is the best way to help the poor. This way they can come out of poverty for ever. Charities, food and other goods are just fire-fighting short term measures - not long term solutions.

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    Yes, education is empowering. Poor need empowerment, more than anything. That's the best way to get them out of poverty.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    So, it is all a matter of attitude. The question is: How to develop this attitude in people?


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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    I absolutely agree with you. Poverty is not an income issue alone., otherwise what forces 15% people live in poverty in the rich US? Probably system must be responsible for keeping rich in richness and poor in poverty.

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    Jeremy (Craeft) 2 years ago

    Mochira:

    I think I see where you're coming from with that, but as a poor person with 3 degrees, I feel it to be an ignorant statement... "teach poorer people how to get out of poverty...etc". "Teach them how to manage their money" kinda offensive.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 4 years ago

    Agree, there has always been a strict correlation between poverty and large families in addition to the mother's educational level. The higher the mother's educational level, the less children she will have. There must be work programs also.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Yes, charity doesn't remove cause of poverty, just its symptom like hunger or clothing. As you said, it only perpetuates poverty.

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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    There are variety of help available if the poverty is due to personal reasons. But what to do if it is systemic and system generated. For example, how else can you describe homelessness and other forms of poverty in the 15% population of the US?

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Yes, empowerment is the best form of help. Still better if it comes from the State and society as an institutional measure. There is a limit beyond which individuals can't do much.

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    "ceases" is supposed to be "seizes" Ugh!!!


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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    That's right but doesn't address the issue of poverty and its causes. There are so many charities that get so much money to help the poor but poverty still persists.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    You have some real insight into the issue of poverty. Education is a great long term tool - provided it is not just cosmetic. How about having a people-focused and job-oriented economy? Then very few or no one would be poor.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    You really have tremendous insight into human suffering. Importance of money is over-blown in today's society; that's why we tend to see everything in terms of money alone. Moral poverty is today more prevalent than monetary poverty.

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    Mara Alexander (MonkeyShine75) 22 months ago

    Nice doesn't feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, or shelter the homeless. True kindness supplies their needs

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    lostohanababy 2 years ago

    I also agreed with your view on this. My comment was just in general for those that would like to do something to help if they can through volunteering to various programs in the community. Thanks for you response!


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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Education is perhaps the best form of empowerment of the poor. It helps them come out of poverty on their own.. It is like "teaching to fish" than giving fish!! The poor need empowerment, not charity.

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    Alan Cherian Rajan (alan raj) 22 months ago

    I agree with you..Education is one of the most effective way to help them.

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    Are there permanent ways to take people out of poverty?

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    I agree with you fully. But can individual actions alone eradicate poverty which is significantly widespread. Is something wrong with the way go about development (GDP growth, typically)?

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    Jacob Milton (jacobmiltonhope) 7 weeks ago

    Nice @gladminds ... This is good deed that you provide good food to them, Can you explain that... Is Good food source helpful in a child’s education success ?

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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    Yes, I can see a human heart talking here. Wonderful!

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    And it must be really difficult to do it, looking at so much poverty? Why even the US has homeless and extremely poor people? Even people with skills get kicked out to road. Something must be fundamentally wrong with the system.

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    Yes, teaching how to fish is the best way. In common language we call it empowerment, capacity building or in Prof Sen's words, enhancing people's capabilities. Mere GDP growth does not work; development goes beyond growth & must focus on people.

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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    How to find solutions when the system creates poverty? For instance, it is funny to see homelessness in the US that can wage multi-trillion dollar wars for years. Do we know what really is 'development'?

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    You really have a kind human heart that you can think of so many ways to help the poor. Presence of a poor is an opportunity to serve our own selves. When we help them honestly, we are actually healing our inner self. It is foolish to be cocky.

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    Yes, expanding capabilities of the poor is the best way to help them come out of poverty. This is what Nobel laureate Amartya Sen prescribes - development is expansion of people's capabilities and freedom, not just the economy or GDP.

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    Certainly support is better than money. The best support is empowerment that comes from the feeling of being cared and of course having a job to earn. Clearly, something is wrong with the economic system else poverty won't exist in the US.

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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    Wish we could all offer jibs to the poor!

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Thanks John for sharing. It appears that making people capable is the right solution to poverty. Lack of money is a symptom (as well as a cause) of poverty but the ability to look after one's own life appear more basic than money.

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    meecesaddlery 21 months ago

    Because people are only poor were the US has gone to fight a war? Are you sure you know what poor is?


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    However, it takes a very special and very trusting person to let someone they don't know stay in their house...

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    Thanks tsadjatko. You want to make them more capable so that they can be on their own. What is the ways to keep people capable of looking after themselves?


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    Yes, education is of great help. But for that society or the government has to come forward and take initiative. Businesses will be always busy maximizing their profits and catering to those who have money.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Whether charities or not, any thinking revolving around money can't solve the problem of poverty. Charity can at best give you "moral high." "Know the poor" and poverty will be gone in no time! So involve with them as you rightly said.

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    Jacob Milton (jacobmiltonhope) 8 weeks ago

    Hi Erin... I agree with your words that we should educate them. But sometimes they might need some money to start self-employment projects. I mean to say that some poor people have ideas to do something new in their life and where money matters.

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    True. Current poverty is system created and sustained. The solution lies in fixing the system as well as individual problems like domestic violence, illness and so on.

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    Yes, the bottom line is: increase the capabilities of the poor so that they can take care of themselves. Giving away anything, except in emergency, is a waste. But where are the institutions to make the poor more capable? The real question.

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    tjak7776 19 months ago

    I think you have a good idea and I do believe that there are several organizations in the U.S that do just that. Poverty is subjective so there are many different needs. Having a multifaceted solution and opportunity will help.


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    Yes it is vital that we understand the reasons for Poverty and understand that quite a bit of it has to do with Classism in our society,.and other ills as well,.including Veterans' rights at times.....

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    Thanks, you rightly described the plight of the poor - helpless, powerless, excluded and marginalized. Remove these conditions, they are as good (or bad) as anyone else. This is precisely Amartya Sen's Capability Theory of Development!

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    Unfortunately, poverty is not a temporary suffering. How about creating a system where the poor are not discriminated or excluded and people have assurance of some help when they are ignored.

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    LoisRyan13903 2 years ago

    Plus if you want to give you can give items such as used clothes, furntures, appliances. Plus you can give food and even offer services.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Thanks Jackson. You think there is shortage of money in the world that makes people poor?


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    I think I know your intent, but that came off as kinda rude. I know survival skills, the law may have a problem with me hunting squirrel in the city. I could survive fine in the woods. We don't need survival skills. We need a way to make a living.


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    Of course if somebody becomes poor by a misfortune such as losing house to fire or flood, I can see giving money to him. We do things like that at work. But if somebody is born into pov money is not the best solution

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    Yes, people need sustainable source of income. That's the only long term solution to poverty. So we need to change the economic system a bit so that all people get this surety. Today the system creates poverty and sustains it.

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    Yes, education is empowering. If possible, this is best way of helping the poor.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Thanks Kohila for sharing your ideas. So in nutshell what you said points to only one thing: make the poor more CAPABLE so that they can take care of themselves. What are the ways to make people more and more capable?


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    Sure, emotional support is a great help that we can offer individually. But when poverty is so widespread, we have to think about having a development system that is job-oriented and people-centered.

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    money can hurt so it's a good idea not to give them money


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    You have a point AlinaKitti. So why it is not happening? Why even people with skills remain jobless? Don't you think something is wrong with the system?

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    I work in a artistic venue and people are also begging for money, and when you offer them food instead, they sometimes take that as a affront which leads me to believe they want the money for something other than food...

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    Yes, Himanshu. There is certainly the role of mindset. Pessimism automatically comes with sustained poverty but what they need is opportunities, support in food, education and medicare and a job-centered economy.


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    Ideally, we need to make the poor strong and capable enough to look after themselves. This is precisely what Nobal Laureate Amartya Sen's Capability Theory of Development demands. We need to shift focus from economic growth to people's capabilities.

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    That's true. Each person has a reason why they are poor.

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    So, the real issue is sustainable livelihood. This is a serious flaw in capitalistic economies which run on hire-and-fire ethics. So the economic system needs changing to make it people oriented, rather than profits alone.


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    Even people with skill and education get into poverty.

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    That's a good idea. But how do we create the bridge between the poor and non poor?

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    Yes, education is a big help. But even educated people often can't stop from falling in poverty. Something more basic is needed in the economic system so that people have some safety mechanisms and sustainability in their jobs.

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    Yes, knowledge is a powerful tool. But as you rightly said some safety mechanism is required to prevent exploitation of the poor.

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    Certainly. Increasing capability is the best way to help weak or poor. But I fail to understand why 15% people live in poverty even in the US which can dump trillions of dollars to wage wars. Something is certainly wrong with the economic model.

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    More than money, the poor need empowerment and opportunities to participate in the economic and social processes. Lack of money is just one of the symptoms, not root cause of poverty. There is the whole social dynamics that creates poverty.

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    Can there be permanent solution to poverty.

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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    Don't you think the system creates and sustains poverty? Else so much charity and welfare programs would have erased all poverty. It sounds funny to me when I hear of homelessness in the US.

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    Goodpal 2 years ago

    Very correct, poverty not merely lack of money; it is just one manifestation of poverty. Poverty is multidimensional and must be seen from different deprivations, not money alone. Therefore, money alone can't eliminate poverty.

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    Goodpal 3 years ago

    Why is this the best way, Ahsankhan?

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    Goodpal 22 months ago

    Charities have been giving them these things for decades yet poverty persists. We need to fix the system that creates and sustains poverty. Charity is fine but can't substitute for injustice..

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