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Scott Rasmussen On This Election

As Rasmussen says, most pundits are not seeing the big picture for what it is. He runs Rasmussen Reports, a top polling agency. He says President Obama has done real damage to Democrats.

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Scott Rasmussen

Almost everyone involved sees it as a close and competitive election.

However, take a step back and it’s easy to discern the message from American voters.

Whatever happens next Tuesday, President Obama’s time in office will have cost his party more seats in Congress than any president in at least half a century.

The numbers are stark. President Obama took office after the 2008 elections with 257 Democrats in the House of Representatives. At the moment, there are only 199 members of his party left — a net loss of 58 seats. And, virtually all analysts expect the number of Democrats to decline even more next Tuesday. The only question is by how much.

To put that number in perspective, the 58 seats already lost by the current president even tops the 46 lost by Richard Nixon amidst the Watergate scandal.”

There is more at Right Wing News

And Roll Call says Obama’s Midterm Loss Record Could Make History which sounds an awful lot like what Rasmussen is saying.

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B-B-But I Thought…

… they were all going to vote Democrat.

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Washington Post:

Hispanics on a GOP Senate: Sure, why not?

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This number jumped out at me from the new Washington Post/ABC News poll: It showed that, among Latinos, 50 percent say it doesn’t matter who wins the Senate come November. And among those who do think it will matter, twice as many say it would be a good thing (30 percent) if the GOP took over as say it would be a bad thing (15 percent).

This is a demographic, we will remind you, that voted 71-27 for President Obama just two years ago. And only 15 percent are concerned about a GOP-controlled Senate.”

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No! There’s No Vote Fraud In Illinois!

What do you call this, then? It’s happening in other states as well.

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‘Improving’ The United States

This image is from 90 Miles From Tyranny:

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Of course the vomit image could be a reference to Ebola or it could be a reaction to Michelle’s claim. Americans across the country consider his efforts to have been spectacular failures.

But they’re not. They are successes.

Not long ago president Obama commented that his successes are, “Just not being reported”. If you examine his goals he may well be right.

He told us up front that he wanted to remake America. Observers have told us also that his goals for the country are to reduce its world position and to convert the country’s economy into something the opposite of a free, capitalist one.

If these are his goals, and I believe they are, he is succeeding. Michelle’s comment above makes a lot of sense in that light.

We should not try to determine whether he is succeeding or not based upon our definitions of success. He has a different view.

Update: Obama Promises to Solve Ebola ‘Just Like We’ve Solved Every Other Problem’

It was Obama’s Chief of Staff who said, “Never let a crisis go to waste”.

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Nine US Cities Experiencing ‘Black Flight’

Maybe it’s just me but this surprised me for some reason. Maybe it’s that I never thought I’d see something like this actually Reported. In reflection, though, it seems that black people are no different than any other Americans. They want to avoid danger, they want to search for opportunity, and they are willing to go where things are better.

What’s interesting in this report is that the direction of movement has changed. Like many other Americans they are heading south.

Times have changed. There was a time when southern states were considered to be the most racially divided.

What it looks like is they are fleeing places that have been controlled by Democrats for decades. I’d say that is smart. This report comes from the Atlanta Black Star:

In the 1990s, Black Americans began moving in significant numbers to the South. This marked a reversal of the Great Migration, in which Blacks fled Jim Crow racism in the 1920s and 1930s for jobs in the industrial cities of the Northeast, Midwest and West.

Analysis of 2010 census data shows that more than half the cities with large concentrations of Blacks have seen significant declines in their Black populations. Here are nine of those cities experiencing elevated levels of Black Flight.”

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The cities that have fewer blacks are:

New York which has 41,000 fewer blacks than in 2000.

Chicago which has lost 181,000. An interesting fact is that Chicago’s population is now down to the level it was in 1910.

Los Angeles has lost more than 120,000.

Washington D.C. is down 8%.

And of course Detroit has lost 185,000.

The other cities are San Francisco, Boston, Oakland, California, and Dallas.

Read more here.

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If Orwell Had Written ‘1984’ With SarahPalin In Mind

This is interesting. It very accurately describes the visceral hate for Palin that exists in the mind of leftists but must be fed with a daily dose of hate from their leaders. That is what CNN’s Carol Costello was doing when she programmed her viewers to be happy about Palin’s daughter being attacked.

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It was nearly eleven hundred, and in the Records Department, where Winston worked, they were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the center of the hall opposite the big telescreen, in preparation for the Two Minutes Hate.

The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one’s teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one’s neck. The Hate had started.

As usual, the face of Sarah Palin, the Enemy of the Democratic Party and the Main Stream Media and especially leftist bloggers, had flashed on to the screen. There were hisses here and there among the audience. A little red-haired woman journalist gave a squeak of mingled fear and disgust. Palin was the renegade, one of the leading figures of the Republican Party, almost on a level with the near mythological figure “Reagan”, and had engaged in counter-liberal activities, had been condemned to irrelevancy, but had mysteriously escaped from liberal media attacks and gained a mass following. The programmes of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Palin was not the principal figure. She was the primal enemy, the defiler of the Party’s plans including the Death Panels.”

Read the rest at Camp Of The Saints

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Sharyl Atkisson Was More Than ‘Stonewalled’. She Was Set up.

After her investigations and revelations about Obama administration crises like ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running she learned that three classified documents were placed on her computer hard drive. They were discovered by someone who also discovered that her computer(s) had been hacked.

Atkisson relates this and more in her new book. It is scheduled to be released in early November but early copies have been available.

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The intruders discovered my Skype account handle, stole the password, activated the audio, and made heavy use of it, presumably as a listening tool,” she wrote in “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.”

But the most shocking finding, she says, was the discovery of three classified documents that Number One told her were “buried deep in your operating system. In a place that, unless you’re a some kind of computer whiz specialist, you wouldn’t even know exists.”

“They probably planted them to be able to accuse you of having classified documents if they ever needed to do that at some point,” Number One added.”

Read more at Powerline Blog Here

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The NRA Has Broken New Ground In Politics

I have never seen them do anything like this before. This is the image on the outer cover of the latest American Rifleman magazine. It’s about time the organization took a strong position. As a life member I applaud this move.

Cover Image Novemeber 2014 American Rifleman Magazine

Cover Image Novemeber 2014 American Rifleman Magazine

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Elbert Guillory Shows Republicans How To Win

Being black himself he can speak directly to the black community. He makes sense. People know that. It scares the left to death.

Guillory, from Louisiana, has, with this ad, begun speaking to people across the country. This ad targets Kay Hagen, Senator from North Carolina.

This kind of message is so powerful but so rare. There needs to be more like it. Why isn’t there?

Update: Moe Lane has an excellent take on this Elbert Guillory ad:

As to the effectiveness of the ad? Beats me: but here’s a cheery thought. The basic message of that ad is not Republicans are swell! or Let me spend the next twenty minutes telling you about the arcane details of regulatory reform or even Here, have some free stuff. It is, instead, one of the most classic of American principles:

Don’t get mad. Get even.

The advantage of a message like that is that the aforementioned principle is very, very easy to implement in this case. Want to send the Democrats a message? Easy: just don’t vote for Kay Hagan. …And that’s it. It’s elegant. I like elegant, particularly when it’s this… stripped of non-essentials.”

Related: Black Chicago activists speak out: “My life has been hurt by Democrats”

From, “The Hell With His Minimum Wage – We Don’t Have Jobs!”

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Colorado Voters Have The ‘Hickenlooper Blues’

Heh.

Found it here

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“I’ve Been To Ferguson And The Media Is Misrepresenting The City”

The violence and discord has been imported from other areas by people who do not have the best in mind for the town. And the media is portraying only that. Until this article no one is telling us about the people who live there.

From Holly Fisher at Wayne Dupree’s blog:

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We drove from one end of Ferguson to the other. We saw people eating dinner, walking into grocery stores, pumping gas… Surely we missed something. We turned around and we drove back through to where we started, passing a section of sidewalk with 2 people parked in lounge chairs holding “silence is consent” posters. It was only 8 pm, so maybe the craziness hadn’t yet begun. Wayne and I went to the grocery store, (where we even saw a uniformed cop not being attacked or attacking anyone) bought snacks and went to the hotel.

“Keep the news on in your room and when things get crazy, we’ll head back out,” Wayne said.

At one point that night a dude got choked by some protestors in one part of St. Louis; rumor has it those protestors are shipped in from Chicago and not even from Ferguson.”

And she discovered that Ferguson residents are trying to heal the damage that has been done to their community. Several pastors from several churches have set up a huge tent. It has been up for three weeks. People go there every day.

My neighborhood has all skin colors. We cut each other’s grass, we invite each other over for dinner, we walk around the streets and pick up trash together. We love each other. I’m not even a Christian, but I’ve been down here every day. This is great and this is Ferguson. People don’t know Ferguson.”

She went on to blame influences like Eric Holder and Jesse Jackson for planting their negative messages into the minds of so many and poisoning Ferguson with their racist agendas.”

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Washington Post Refers To Illegal Voters As ‘Non-Citizen Voters’

Sort of like ‘Illegal Aliens’ are referred to as ‘Undocumented Workers’.

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Truthfully, though, the writers who penned the article titled, “Could non-citizens decide the November election?” provide us with some useful, and frightening, statistics about the people who vote in American elections who are not entitled to vote. In plain English that means their votes are illegal.

How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.”

Jesse Richman is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Director of the ODU Social Science Research Center. David Earnest is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Letters.

Patterico breaks down the numbers and tells us how many, rather than what percent of, illegal voters actually voted and what it meant to the election:

The progressive think tank Center for American Progress puts the number of noncitizens in the U.S. at 22.1 million in 2012. Of these, “13.3 million were legal permanent residents, 11.3 million were unauthorized migrants, and 1.9 million were on temporary visas.” These numbers are roughly consistent with numbers offered by the Department of Homeland Security (.pdf) and Kaiser Health News. So let’s take 22 million as our number of noncitizens.

Richman and Earnest estimate that 6.4% of noncitizens voted in 2008. 6.4% of 22 million is 1,408,000.

That’s 1.4 million illegal votes likely cast in the presidential election of 2008.”

Patterico also takes on the assertion made in the WaPo article, “We also find that one of the favorite policies advocated by conservatives to prevent voter fraud appears strikingly ineffective. Nearly three quarters of the non-citizens who indicated they were asked to provide photo identification at the polls claimed to have subsequently voted.” He says that those policies are still effective.

But he misses the point. Voter ID laws are not designed to prevent illegal aliens from voting, even though they appear to be helpful as the article says. They are designed to prevent other forms of vote fraud: Multiple voting, voting for someone else and voting for the dead.

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Colo. Governor Hickenlooper Does Not Have An Answer…

… to why he approved letting recognized sex offenders work in child care without violating their parole.

Out: Governor Hickenlooper

In: Governor Beauprez

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“Who Is Really Obsessed With Race?”

From Prager University:

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AP: “Police Prepare For Grand Jury Decision In Ferguson”

This is a test of the American legal system. It will be a trial to determine if we follow standard legal procedure or if we degenerate into mob rule.

This man wants mob rule:

New Black Panther's head Malik Zulu Shabazz

New Black Panther’s head Malik Zulu Shabazz

Shabazz and others have threatened that there will be violence if the Grand Jury refuses to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, a black man.

If those threats succeed in crafting the decision of the Grand Jury the mobs will have won. And they will know they have won and they will use the same tactic over and over again. They will threaten violent tantrums if they don’t get their way.

If that is allowed to happen the mob will be in charge and the rule of law will be ancient history.

From the Associated Press: Law enforcement officers expect to receive at least a day’s notice before a grand jury announcement. That should provide time for them to execute security plans but may also allow demonstrators to prepare.

“The moment I learn that there is, in fact, a non-indictment, then there’s going to be an organized protest,” said Eric Vickers, a black St. Louis attorney and civil rights activist.”

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“Reporter to Obama Spokesman Josh Earnest:”Don’t Be Absurd With Us””

He was not only being absurd, he was being condescending.

The Chief White House Correspondent with CBS News, Major Garrett, became understandably frustrated with Obama Regime spokesman Josh Earnest after Earnest laughed off and evaded answering questions about the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services ordering enough green paper to make 34 million green cards and whether the order is related to Obama’s unconstitutional “pen and phone” amnesty for illegal aliens promise, or is simply “coincidental.”

From TPNN

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A Good Example Of A Discussion With A Progressive

NSFW – the language becomes strong.

Ask a progressive what he believes in and he will tell you. Ask him about how he expects those programs will be enforced and he… well, watch.

Hat tip to Angry White Dude

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Anne Kuster’s Tone-Deaf Announcement

Pictures of skeletons and pro-choice posters behind her, she announces that she has gotten support from ‘NARAL Pro-Coice America‘. Kuster represents New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.

Kuster is a pro-choice Democrat

Kuster is a pro-choice Democrat

This morning, Kuster held a rally to announce that she has received the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire, the state’s leading pro-abortion outfit. The rally was held in a room decorated with a skeleton and other spooky Halloween decorations. These items were intermingled with various “pro-choice” signs.”

Read more at Powerline Blog

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Impartial FEC Officer Campaigns For Democrats

She should be fired and jailed for her actions.

But, then, who will file charges against her, Eric Holder?

Ann Ravel is vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission

Ann Ravel is vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission

The top Democratic commissioner at the bipartisan Federal Election Commission is traveling to battleground states weeks before November’s midterm elections, engaging in what a former commissioner and an FEC observer call an “unprecedented” and “totally inappropriate” attempt to ignite public opposition to the Citizens United decision and promote Democratic positions on campaign finance.

Ann Ravel is vice chairman of the FEC, a six-member commission tasked with regulating campaign-finance laws in the United States. Composed of three Republicans and three Democrats, the commission’s chairmanship rotates each year, with Ravel’s term beginning in 2015.”

More at National Review

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“Eric Holder: ‘I take personally as a failure’ the inability to pass gun control”

Holder seems to be unaware of what his job is. He is Attorney General. That job tasks him with upholding the laws of the country. What he is regretting here is not that. It is the establishment of new law. That is not his job. It is the job of the Congress to create new laws.

It is past time that this power-hungry black power activist leave the Justice Department. He is incompetent and he chooses whether to pursue a defendant based on the color of his skin, not on whether he has broken any laws.

I fear that this President will replace him with someone equally evil and equally biased activist.

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This story is from the Washington Times:

I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is something that weighs heavily on my mind,” Mr. Holder said during an interview with CNN.

He was speaking of the White House push to pass a federal background check mandate for all commercial gun sales, as well as an outright ban on so-called assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, in the wake of the December 2012 school tragedy.”

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Someone’s Actually Saying It: “UK’s Disastrous Wind Power Policy the Result of Deluded “Green Blob” Politics”

Choose to ignore Owen Paterson’s warning at your Country’s peril.

Choose to ignore Owen Paterson’s warning at your Country’s peril.

As for wind farms, it seemed a bit strange that an innovation designed to save our beautiful world wreaked unique havoc on the best landscape. When we learnt that wind power needed vast amounts of conventional power back-up because of intermittency, we started to see it as the greatest physical folly in our island story.

Yet no mainstream political party engaged with this. You could tell that they were worried about the symptoms of their own policies – hence Ed Miliband’s call for an energy price freeze. But none wanted to discuss the causes. Owen Paterson, then the environment secretary, was the only minister who dared raise doubts. He annoyed what he calls the “green blob”. David Cameron duly sacked him this summer.

In the Global Warming Policy Foundation lecture on Wednesday, Mr Paterson said of wind farms that “this paltry supply of onshore wind, nowhere near enough to hit the 2050 targets, has devastated landscapes, blighted views, divided communities, killed eagles …” When this was quoted on the BBC News, he was saying no more than millions of ordinary people have been saying for years. Yet it was very striking to hear it in public, because no other elected person charged with these responsibilities had said anything like this before.”

Read more at ‘Stop These Things’ – THE TRUTH ABOUT WIND FARMS IN AUSTRALIA.

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Remember, Obama Care Is Just The First Step Toward National Health Care

Harry Reid was not the only one to say so. Now we see how it was designed to fail.

FIRST STEP: Obamacare is only the first step to a more fully-socialized single-payer health care system, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, right.

FIRST STEP: Obamacare is only the first step to a more fully-socialized single-payer health care system, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, right.

HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer ‘Death Spiral’ If Subsidies Fail

The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a “death spiral.”

The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administration’s implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. (RELATED: Second Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies In Federal Exchanges)”

It’s always been about the subsidies. Federal subsidies were included in the Affordable Care Act to make the insurance premiums affordable to Americans in need of health insurance. But subsidies have a history of being reversed when political winds change direction. When that happens people will no longer get help with their insurance premiums from Uncle Sam. What will they do? They’ll stop paying.

This has all been made more complicated because many states refused to set up exchanges, forcing the estamlishment of federal ones. The courts have said, twice now, that people who got insurance through federal exchanges do not qualify for the mandated subsidies.

In the process of all this the companies that provide insurance will decide it is no longer profitable to do so. This has already started. When people don’t buy insurance, whether because they can’t afford it or because it’s not available, Democrats will try to ride to the rescue with single-payer nationalized health-care plans.

It’s all part of the plan.

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I Had Heard About This But It Wasn’t ‘Til This Morning I Saw It

It’s not just women who feel unsafe because of his (in)actions. President Obama has made the United States – Indeed, the world – less safe. We are in a more precarious and tenuous position in almost every way than we were when he was elected.

Tina Brown: Obama Makes Women Feel Unsafe

For women, I don’t think he makes them feel unsafe. They feel unsafe economically, they’re feeling unsafe with regard to ISIS, they’re feeling unsafe about Ebola . . .

I think they’re beginning to feel a bit like Obama’s that guy in the corner office who’s too cool for school, calls a meeting, says “This has to change,” doesn’t put anything in place to make sure it does change. Then it goes wrong, and he’s blaming everybody.”

Read more at White House Dossier

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Here’s How You Defeat Laws That Allow People To Carry Guns:

It’s so simple. Crazy people don’t get permits so you class everyone as crazy!

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From the New York Times:

Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New York’s No-Guns List

A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.

The database, established in the aftermath of the mass shooting in 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and maintained by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, is the result of the Safe Act. It is an expansive package of gun control measures pushed through by the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.”

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Coal-Fired Power Plants In Arizona To Shut Down

More federal BS caused by fear of non-existent global warming. If these plants are shut down the Valley of the Sun will empty out. No one will live there without electrical energy to operate air conditioning.

This is from AZCentral:

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SRP: Impossible to meet EPA coal edict on time

Salt River Project officials say it will be impossible to meet the EPA’s proposed carbon rules for power plants in the time frame the regulators suggest, and that the plan will require significant new infrastructure.

The Environmental Protection Agency last summer issued the first proposed rules for regulating emissions from existing power plants that contribute to global warming.

They aim to reduce carbon emissions from power plants 30 percent by 2030, although individual state targets vary widely. Arizona has the second-highest target among all the states, with the EPA expectation that the state could reduce the carbon intensity of its power generation 52 percent by 2030.”

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