Fall Of Empires: Rome vs USA (Hidden Secrets Of Money Ep 9)

Fall Of Empires: Rome vs USA (Hidden Secrets Of Money Ep 9)


  1. GoldSilver (w/ Mike Maloney) says:

    Hi folks, if you enjoyed these episodes…please share them and check out the Bonus features at this link: https://goldsilver.com/blog/hsom-episodes-910-bonus-features/ 45 minutes of outtakes, extra comments from guests, and 'Director's Cut' commentary from me. Thanks, and see you there.

  2. 1492tomato says:

    Homo sapiens's neo-cortex and mid-brain shouldn't co-exist. We're smart as hell and it doesn't matter.

  3. Anthony Michael Giordano says:

    For most of this I was pretty certain this was going to end with a phone number to call to buy gold from

  4. Joeislayf says:

    Hold up, Hannibal didn't attack Rome (for the sake of it), he avenged Carthage. So much for historical inaccuracy on this video.

  5. makita says:

    Nixon…. another nightmare in American politics. What a total fuckup..!!

  6. star flam says:

    If we're going to repeat history, at least get some decent outfits… people today dress like retards… (insert multi colored hair, strapless shirts, and booty shorts.)

  7. UtubeProfit says:

    what is due to Caesar, you better give it up to Caesar ….

  8. Slapdashdumper says:

    can't eat gold or silver

  9. Al Chavez says:

    Dont know the historical correctness but nevertheless interesting

  10. in777sight says:

    Once thermonuclear world war starts money will soon become worthless. The Beast is nuclear world war and the Mark is to agree to enter it. People will because dead people do not buy or sell. Heads are nations that desire ownership of land and resources. Horns are nations in treaty to fight for the Heads. The Mark in the Hand is to be in a military or assist a military. People that do not want to fight a war are forced to take the mark of the Beast because other nations do want war. The final war is a world war and 7 nuclear empowered nations fight in it. There will never be a WW4 because WW3 is the Abomination of all biological DNA causing the desolation of all species of life on earth ending in extinction when earth itself passes away no longer able to support biological life. WAR wins WW3 taking possession of everything every nation owns covering it with unstoppable radiation circling the globe on the jetstram far from battlefields and hundreds of nuclear power plants in unstoppable because of war, meldowns. This is the flood of fire Jesus warns is coming if people refuse to love one another as much as they love themselves .

  11. Prog Nosis says:

    Military power is a much stronger backing than gold. Gold becomes unstable if a new supply of it is found. When Spain started bringing back gold from New World, using gold as money proved to be not much more stable than using paper. Asteroid mining could make a gold-backed currency quickly collapse in the future.

  12. Raymond Babcock says:

    The dollar is valued by the good and or services it can buy. I have said for a long time Watergate was nothing. The real damage Nixon did was letting have China access to markets and taking the American dollar off the gold standard.

  13. John Doody says:

    Great video. Very clear and concise.

  14. Anthony Ryan says:

    Baseless coins and paper and gold are all as valuable as we decide they are, surely? Gold has value only because it is tradition. If we were blind, it might have no value. How is gold different from anything else? Rarity? So what? What if gold stank and was poisonous – but was just as rare? It's all our creation. Confused.

  15. Genius by Design says:

    money is a concept !!! It has NO VALUE !!! IT is literally created !!!

  16. I pee in my sink I'm afraid to come out my room says:

    to say that government should NOT step is ,is to say the GREEDY imperialist that want to make MORE money are going to WORK YOU like a (slave )again but the anacharis belief will say NO and riot will start until the army comes in and take part with the rich ,like america coal mines ,NEVER forget what they did

  17. I pee in my sink I'm afraid to come out my room says:

    Batter system will work,it work once and NOTHING happen once

  18. Creighton Freeman says:

    If rarity makes a thing valuable forget about gold. We should base the economy on the Black Rhino. We could save a species and the world economy at the same time! 🙂

  19. n b says:

    ya real joke bought a rca tv ,said 19 inch…but screen said 18.5…joke the screen was 16,n the total size was 17.5.ripoff

  20. n b says:

    inflation is all bs ! your buying technology !

  21. n b says:

    lol in the end death always wins,not gold u fool

  22. Fandy Ismatullah says:

    Now they are planning to create e-money, inflation 100 times faster than paper currency, the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer

  23. Balance Fitness LLC says:

    Gold can’t be printed ….. but it can be stolen by the government….. huh ! And it was under penalty of imprisonment

  24. richard nineteenfortyone says:

    Epoch Times seems to be published by Falun Gong, a group that is led by a single person with absolute authority. Have they ever said anything good about China? Do they want to return China to the white foreign devils? I call them a cult.

  25. Amy Knoll says:

    The gold and silver will be worthless in the Tribulation. The rich will howl like everyone else. That's the meaning of the words in the book of James. He foretold that the rich would withhold the wages of workers and that their money would be corrupt; and that it would be useless. In Revelation of Jesus Christ to John; as given to Him by God; the Lord predicted that rich and poor; slave and free; all would receive a mark in their hand or forehead or none of them would be able to buy or sell. If a microchip is used as a remote control; the issuer of such a microchip could use this to TORTURE PEOPLE. Think of it; that would be a living Hell. Gold and silver won't save anyone. I would rather be killed than tortured. You will throw your gold and silver away as idols because they will be worthless. Technology is king right now. Too bad you haven't thought of that. But I love you anyway, brother. Bless you for explaining what you know; you do know a lot.

  26. Sean Rivero Guy says:

    get rid of the rothschilds – pure and simple

  27. Cheeseatingjunglista says:

    Simplistic nonsense – it completely ignores the impact of major corporations, their lawless behavior on a global basis, the inherent failings of Imperialism, etc, etc why are so many people attached to be so simple minded?

  28. Alex Liverani says:

    The problem of the US (a d the world) are nukes and all nuclear reactors actoss America

  29. Matt Inomata says:


  30. peace says:

    THATS WHY THE MONKEY KILLED JFK because he wanted to value gold with the currency

  31. Ken Vu says:

    UNBELIEVABLY STUPID!!! Debasing the coin/money is not the reason of the collapse, debasing (was and) is the means for accommodation of the political agenda aka empire building. When the society (now an empire) expands, the economic system automatically also expands: The limited original amount of coinage/money is not sufficient to accommodate all the new economic activities of the new entity. The reactions between core empire and the newly conquered lands/populations are in flux like an open system, a lot more "in's" and a lot more "out's" which are usually not in balance. Sometimes "in's" are higher, sometimes "out's" are higher …….. There are many, many factors which lead to collapse in accumulation manner over time.
    NOTE: I head about the origin of the American spirit which led to empire building. It's a legend, meaning a story vaguely started some time long …long ago in a place now called N. Carolina. 4-5 hundred years ago, one newly arrived guy from the old world built his first cottage but not yet had time to put up an outhouse. After big breakfast he ran outside to take a crap, when coming back in he told his family "I got off my ass to do something and I'm proud of it", his dad laughed so hard and asked him "what exactly did you do?", he said "dad, I put the food I ate back into my farm". His dad said "that's the spirit. You didn't make any money".

  32. vapid rabbit says:

    well, there are some differences which play a role in how much freedom we allow the free market… namely, corporations. they are larger and more powerful than some governments, they have lots of money, lots of lobbiests and often they exploit their employees, our resources and our planet. without regulations and unions companies will go back to their prectices 100 years ago… forming monopolies and trusts, setting wages low, prices high, no accountability for quality or safety of their products.

  33. Inyalabudbud Punjabbidaliwad says:

    Money was NOT the most important aspect of the DECLINE, not fall, of Rome the nation state.The biggest contributing factors: too much expansion, too many wars with loss of experienced Legions, too many rebellions to quell, giving Roman citizenship to non-Rome born citizens, and their integration into the Legions. Culturally, loss of the strength of the family unit, Christianity, bifurcation of the Empire, loss of traditions, and will of the people to fight. When the Vandals sacked Rome, there were not enough soldiers to repel them. Rome the city fell, after much decline.



  35. Robert Fisher says:

    See that product is decreasing all the time…i really hate that!


    90 percent of gold in fort knoxx is tunstan. it was switched years ago.

  37. MrMeoow91 says:

    In countries in India, China or Vietnam, you can actually go to any banks and buy gold, but the Government don't use it as a Reserve. When trading, you must have US dollars to sell and to buy. Capitalist countries are always trying to manipulate gold and silver prices so that the rest of the world depends on worthless US dollars as Reserve instead of gold and silver. It is fucked up on a Global scale.


    😳Governments are control by people 🤷🏾‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

  39. D' ARTICULATE says:

    Central banks are the reason for inflation as these central banks have created 'Fiat Money' from just promissory notes based on nothing but Bullshit ! Nothing to do with debassing coinage by mixing previous gold and silver coins with copper and zinc, that's just BS ! During 9 years of president Lincolns reign he had no inflation until he allowed a central bank to come into being..

  40. Scott Weier says:

    A lot of good information, however i disagree about one thing. Which is they know exactly what they are doing and they know exactly what history tells us. They are doing it on purpose to usher i nteh new world order. The US people would never give up their power to form a one world order. They have to be pushed into it by breaking them financially, and with big world problems.

  41. dave Nee says:

    kaos in the streets? yellow vests, this too wont pass!

  42. rizza mae ong says:

    There are 7 billion people on this planet,
    one person decided to make a film to teach the world how money actually works.

    Presented in a way so normies understand!
    It is impressive.

    You deserve a lot of credit Mike!

  43. hbo says:

    USA has never had an empire. I did not watch the video but the title is off putting. The USA has never ever had an empire

  44. Gene Kelly says:

    de it possible for Hugo Stinnes to buy up the entire German steel industry for nothing (he was granted low interest loans, once the hyperinflation rendered the borrowing as worthless. The late Roman Empire experience hyperinflation because they could never get the rich to pay taxes-so inflating the currency was the only way to retire debt.

  45. billy kobilca says:

    Shrink Inflation is now a norm. Paying the same for less product.

  46. jbond5150 says:

    What a bunch of nonsense.

  47. Andrew Olson says:

    Aoc needs to watch this

  48. Andy MaZcoy says:

    gold is useless. If aliens came to earth…would they only steal the gold?

  49. AARO LEV says:

    whatever truthful theories there are here….believe me, wall street is streets ahead of this, and have already cast all this into history, because they have already formulated new formulas to beat all this, which will take another 20 years to figure out

  50. AARO LEV says:

    who in the whole frikking world understands these words
    at 08:14
    "the inconvertibility"
    these words were deliberately chosen to befuddle and fool the populace
    who the fk knows wtf he was talking about

    disinformation at the highest level of government
    we should have smelt the rat he was right there and then

  51. Tristan Wolfe says:

    so… you're selling gold, then? what a bunch of bullshit.

  52. A G says:

    They are not stupid mistakes. This is cyclical…. planned….

  53. Aimbot Ron says:

    I grew up with someone, same name as you. This video is about as crazy of a coincidence that that scenario existed for me. Great video

  54. Larry LeBlanc says:

    way to many holes in this report to be credible……

  55. used condom says:

    max keiser, all thyme

  56. Mark S says:

    I see trump has the same dumbass grin on his face as always….your welcome

  57. Dave Fiasconaro says:

    Silver and gold is the only thing that will save you stock up on it, NOW.!!!!!!

  58. Eric Shutter says:

    USA gets away with it … until the world says No More $. And thats soon.

  59. Kevin Kurz says:

    USA will be in the dark ages just like the fall of the Roman Empire and Europe will follow

  60. Chris Erdwins says:

    Lol I feel this video is what happens when a failing college student takes history 101 and economics 101 and needs to write a paper for both. Terrible video with no thought that gold was driving inflation as it can be mined. Also Bretton Woods tied us to oil which stabilized our currency… Lesson of this video: BUY GOLD AND SILVER AND WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!! Panic harder. We're largely a debtor nation which inflation helps ease the burden on. No inflation does help one group, Wall Street. But who doesn't want to help Wall Street? Right?

  61. Muhammad Zailani says:

    If you're a Muslim, watch this man's videos along with those of Sheikh Imran Hosein and you will get an amazing view of the world. When Imran Hosein says paper money is Haram (impermissible) a lot of Muslims don't understand what he means or how he came to his conclusions. Watch Mike Maloney to understand Sheikh Imran better. I wish you could meet and have a talk with Imran Hosein. Keep up the good work Sir.

  62. dingo7055 says:

    "Late Stage" Capitalist horseshit. The only thing that SAVED the Australian economy after the GFC was the then Labour Government's Multi BILLION AUD$ "Stimulus Package" that put around AU$1000 into every man woman and child in the country's pocket to go out and spend and stimulate the economy – and it WORKED.

    On the other hand, absolutely the "free market" should be allowed to reign and in a situation like the GFC, the banks in the US absolutely should have collapsed and disappeared for their criminal and predatory practices. The problem however, in that case, with just "allowing the market to decide" is twofold. 1) "The Market" was severely distorted by the fact that said private banks and businesses have been so in bed with Government for so long that they'd been deregulated to the point that the actual Government is in the pocket of the banks – and allow them to run roughshod over the public purse. And 2) If they had been "allowed" to simply COLLAPSE, as would have happened in an unregulated system? It would have plunged the entire global economy into a depression that might have lasted 30 years / created multiple world wars.

    It's oh so easy to plead that "Government intervention = BAD" and "Free markets = GOOD", but if you seriously argue that with a straight face, you are being disingenuous and completely bypassing the required rational and logical reasoning required to fully understand these kind of systems.

  63. Gee purrs says:

    Countries that use gold and silver as money are easily overthrown. That's why gold and silver do not work as money.

  64. Gee purrs says:

    Gold and silver have a 100 percent failure rate as money.

  65. QPDS says:

    Money, backed by debt is a crime against humanity

  66. Michael Pondo says:

    Isn t it a shame that the finL dick tater of our country is a dumbass. Jackass fool like trump. Of a people at least the devil could have given us a convincing liar and conan instead of a blatant croof demenred sociopatjic to view in our final dsys. Please haveercy on us lord. Give us a break.

  67. MyImList says:

    Anyone else ever think to yourself, "What else can this mean?" Or is it just me?
    For example:
    > The video says the system we have today has a cycle that happens over and over again. Then it continues to use Rome as an example, but….then….no other system after and then after and again after….until America. Just Rome. So did it happen many times or just once? So if it happened once, does that mean "absolutely" that it will happen again the exact same way?
    Another Example of "What else can this mean?":

    > I know the basic history of Gold and silver as money, I get it. But consider thinking about it this way… What purpose or usefulness did/does Gold have? What can it be "actually" used for? What VALUE does Gold have other than being beautiful for pretty things, and being rare and therefore expensive? There is very little practical necessary usefulness or "BENEFIT" for Gold. Maybe a little in modern electronics etc. So NOW THINK…What was/is it about GOLD that made it useful as a means for money if it has no real serious use or benefit? The answer is that people and society have decided that it is worth using for "Trade" because it is pretty and rare, therefore an oz is worth "XYZ". In other words, people have FAITH that their Gold will always be worth something. The "Trade" value (monetary value) may jump very high (and some people can get rich as a result) but it can also fall very low (and make some people poor or less wealthy all the sudden).

    > So how is "Fiat" money all that different? Yes, I know, "Fiat" money can and has become worthless and Gold, so far, has never become totally worthless (well, that is not entirely accurate, I'll get to that in a minute). I get it. HOWEVER: If a "Fiat" currency TODAY (lets say the US dollar) goes worthless, then you are totally broke and poor UNLESS you have spent a lot of you money during your life (before it went belly up) on gold and you happen to have a pile of Gold when the crash happens which most people do not do this (mostly only the rich). And you have to protect that gold that no one takes it from you.

    Now imagine this. The US dollar (a fiat currency) is useful for a certain trade value "because" people have decided on it value for trade. The paper has no real practical useful benefit which is very similar to gold. But as long as people have decided it has worth for trading, it is "money". It would be impossible to ask you boss to pay you only in Gold or silver and then pay all your bills using that same physical gold or silver. It seems to me that people are making too much of a big deal out of this "Fiat" currency creating a doom and gloom state of mind causing fear/anxiety. Yes, I know, there is a difference in Gold and paper currency, I am simply questioning the claim that it is ALL THAT different.

    Now imagine this: IDK, I'm no expert and I could be totally wrong but it seems to me that the US dollar is now connected to oil and as long as the world is trading US dollars for oil, this guarantees that the dollar will never fall completely worthless, it will ALWAYS have a decent value … just like gold. Where this small difference from the dollar and gold may become the giant starvation issue is if the world suddenly stopped using the dollar for oil trade, AND the USA became a nobody to the world. Multiple things would have to happen for the dollar to become worthless….like REALLY REALLY bad things! Like happened in Germany when war nearly destroyed the country, in which case money was not the only major problem at the time. At that time money (or should I say gold?) could buy you food, "in theory", but even the food was limited and since you had no house and just rubble, there really was nothing to trade with. And if there is NO financial system functioning at that time who would want your gold? You would not be able to sell your gold for "currency" since the "currency" was worthless anyway, and would there even be an official place to trade your gold for "currency" (that is worthless). So what could I actually do to save my family? Maybe I have a lot of cigarettes and booze and toilet paper and OMG, feminine products! YIKES!..and you have lots of batteries and water and I want to trade you for some batteries and water. Would you want Gold (which some day in the future you can sell it…if you can keep it that is) or something you can actually use right then and there?
    In a real life situation like this, your gold is likely going to be worth nothing. This situation would probably not last forever and your gold may be worth something again in 2 years or 5 years, BUT that is certainly long enough for you to starve to death. Imagine 5 years before the collapse happened you were piling up gold thinking it may save your life someday…but it didn't if you starved to death before it became worth something again.

    Okay, I'm getting tired of typing so imma start stopping hehe. This was just something I made up as I was typing. I like to think "What Else Can This Mean" almost on a daily basis on almost any topic or ordeal. It is fun for me and has led me to some pretty cool solutions/ideas from time to time.

    I guess my main lesson to learn from this particular mental exercise is that maybe we do not have to be so anxious about it after all. I'm not suggesting being stupid and blind, but just not so tore up worrying as we will have time to see it coming if a major crash ever comes. Also remember that there have been MANY times these guys were warning of a sudden unforeseen crash, and none of them happened. The 2008 "Crash" to me was more of a fairly strong recession and some people did suffer a great loss I'm sure, but it caused no one in USA to die of starvation or exposure that I am aware of and we pulled through it and are fine today.

    A Word Of Encouragement:
    I have spent more money this past year and a half than I have in a long time. Bought two cars for my family (this past May and June) and spent quite a lot on leisure and entertainment. I have also noticed over 20 – 30 years that MANY people like to talk about how "America is going broke" … "Our economy is in the tank" etc etc when it simply is not true. And I'm talking again almost continuously every year for the past 25 years. But in fact, only a few times was it true. The rest of the time was just people who seem to like to cry "the sky is falling" or else they have no drive in life. Also, remember, America is now is a wash with oil which has never available until recently (past few years) so I'm sure this will be a buffer if not a boost for the US economy if things get nasty in the future.

    Sudden Crash! (oops, I mean sudden stop!) heheh


  68. Bitcoin Trading International says:


  69. Tom Cat says:

    The republicans will sell out the us to Russia 🇷🇺

    Wow 😮

  70. Tom Cat says:

    Wall Street is the government!

    Wow 😮

  71. Kenneth DiBenedetti says:

    I've always said this is Rome revisited.

  72. Kenneth DiBenedetti says:

    Revelation 18:2,3,4 18:8 18:17 Hebrews 12:26 James 5:3

  73. Marco Bonechi says:

    This is crap. You understand nothing of Rome

  74. Marco Bonechi says:

    You are despicable. Ignorant people. La storia di Roma non è così. Siete melma

  75. 천세종 says:

    Okay, as Rick Rule is in this video, I have to give this a thumbs up.

  76. MrAranton says:

    The idea that money should be backed by the value of gold or silver doesn't work either. The historical attempts to do that, come with their own challenges and eventually failed because of them. The most important of those being: The inabilty to adjust the amount of money to go around. If money has to be backed by gold and/or silver, the amount of money that can circulate in the economy is determined by the amount of gold and silver present in the economy and how fast they circulate. Now if the sum of goods and services produced grows faster than the amount of money that's a situation called "deflation". Deflation can stifle an economy, because the value of money increases over time. Which means: you get more for your buck the later you spend it; which gives people an incentive to hoard their money instead of spending it, which reduces the velocity of the money and excerbates deflation, and when just sitting on your money is more profitable than investing it in economic activity, the economy as a whole essentially grinds to halt. That happened in Germany in the early 1930s. After the "black thursday" US investors withdrew credits from Germany, which drew enormous amounts of money out of the German economy, and because the Germany was just recovering from hyper-inflation and had its currency tied to gold the central bank was unable to counter-act that. Millions of people lost their jobs, fell into destitution and voted for political radicals like Hitler and Thälmann who promised radical changes to the economic and political system. And we know where destitute people putting Hitler into power ended. So in a way the rigidity of monetary politics that come with gold (or other goods) backed currency brought us WW2; which was all in all a bad thing. Let's not do that again and make sure governments have to option to avoid deflation by increasing the amount of money that's going around.

  77. SaiiBoost says:

    We'll see with the upcoming recession, how cryptocurrencies will perform. Financial giants like JP Morgan are already advising their clients to move into hedges. They won't say it, but Bitcoin is one of those hedges.

  78. SaiiBoost says:

    Also, Nixon was a real asshole.

  79. Fajar Purnama says:

    Are bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a form of rebellion by certain people? For those who doesn't know, bitcoin is created in a way so that no government can ever control.

  80. Sashko Krstic says:

    300 years all come around and around, first Europe was start war in US, civil war, because UK and France monarchy money than US BANKERS REVANGE in Europe, start WW1 and bought Europe, to the WW2 thay seen way to rule the world, not whit weapon but whit dollars, now who ruled whit dollars????

  81. MrB1923 says:

    Don't fight the system.
    Leave it.
    ₿uy ₿itcoin.

  82. Simpleraven Raven says:

    BS cocktail.

  83. Arthur Drexler says:

    Wow this was very cool video. This explains why my country Latvia is total disaster. Taxes and more debts from EU bank xD probably I need to buy some gold while it is affordable.

  84. Woohoo says:

    Everything is a lie. Everything is perceived value.

  85. I COME FROM SUN says:

    America needs educated immigrants, not millions of uneducated peasants from latin america

  86. Dylan Downright says:

    "We The People" need to remove the ruling class and take back our country! Death to the federal reserve!

  87. Callon O'Keeffe says:

    How does the US goverment debase consumer products? And why? So they get more tax right?

  88. Milton Thomas X says:

    Yes. Personal note. 25:00, 1921

  89. songjun w says:

    The Mandate of heaven always here…no matter which nation.

  90. Aditya Agrawal says:

    Thank You!….for making such a wonderful series….and illuminating us from ignorance to knowing in the financial world.

  91. Chee Yew says:

    Thru out mankind, greeds cost it all, despite we are in fiat currency or gold & silver as money.

  92. Thomas Elliott says:

    My opinion is that we need to change our currency, with out government intervention, how? Probably something like hashgraph, once it is used enough to be valued in gold, goodnight bankers…

  93. Thomas Elliott says:

    I like mikes end statement, politicians are doomed to repeat history, and we can be sure, they dont even research monetary history…

  94. QPDS says:

    an interesting read…

  95. Ron says:

    There is no other way to put it. Lying thieves Bankers Government's. Remember Gold is not a lie and nor is Silver that's why they HATE it

  96. Rick Brannigan says:

    It's vastly more complex and screwed up now that Western countries just consume but don't produce. We import everything because corporations do want to utilise cheap labour and sell to 'rich' economies to maximize their profit. This will come to ahead and the West will be screwed. Trump is right, countries need to produce.

  97. JohnnyTango111 says:

    If history and cycles always repeats itself then aren't we looking at a bigger problem than currency debasement? Maybe the problem is human nature since we keep repeating the same mistakes. It seems like no matter how great a system is, it's always brought down by corrupt individuals. Problems arise when people give away control to the wrong person or group. One solution would be to take humans out of positions of power and control who can affect others lives. But how would you remove the worst aspect of humanity from society? Things like greed and the need to control other people, is that a symptom of the system or can those things be removed from humanity with a new system?

  98. LtSerge says:

    you got one? stamp 100! 😀

  99. shockabra dakind says:

    So after all is said and done the conclusion of the matter is this, live near the beach (or a nice lake or flowing river) buy yourself a few good fishing poles and spear guns, hide a few ounces of gold and silver under that old oak tree, learn to make your own beer and don't worry be happy!!! I recommend Costa Rica.

  100. R N says:

    Freeze Gov Spending !!!!

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