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https://thinkprogress.org/sykes-on-wome ... ssion=true

OMFG!!!!! Cave man enters Missouri Senate race
GOP Senate candidate rails against women’s rights by demanding home-cooked dinners from his fiancée

A Trump-styled candidate for Senate in Missoui railed against women’s rights on Facebook Tuesday sharing an official statement on his campaign Facebook page demanding he always come home to a home-cooked dinner made by his fiancée.

“I want to come home to a home cooked dinner at six every night, one that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives,” Courtland Sykes said in the statement. “Think Norman Rockwell here and Gloria Steinem be damned.”

Sykes originally made the comments in September of last year, but he apparently liked them so much, thought they made him sound so smart and so electable, that he decided to share them again in full, writing, “In light of recent questions regarding my views on Women’s Rights, attached is my full statement from September 2017.”
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Sykes, without defining how exactly “radical” feminists define modern womanhood, says feminists made up the definition of modern womanhood “to suit their own nasty, snake-filled heads.”


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Post by fierceredpanda » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:35 pm

I saw that this morning. What is it about MO that they can't put up a Republican candidate for Senate who isn't a creepy misogynist? First Todd Akin, now this jackass.


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Post by Dan1100 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:42 pm

More than likely, Josh Hawley, the present state Atty General will be the Republican candidate. He will be hard for Claire to beat.

If the article above wasn't a sufficient dose of Sykes, here is an article with a link to video he put out supporting Roy Moore.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics ... 87973.html
“If the Washington Post has its way with Roy Moore in Alabama, then liberals win any election by liberal media lying, and fake news media returns to control politics in America with propaganda, with fake news like the floozy attacks, until conservative America ends or until America itself is finished,” Sykes said in the video. “And we’re not going to let that happen.”


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Post by Slim Cognito » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:36 pm

Dan1100 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:42 pm
More than likely, Josh Hawley, the present state Atty General will be the Republican candidate. He will be hard for Claire to beat.

If the article above wasn't a sufficient dose of Sykes, here is an article with a link to video he put out supporting Roy Moore.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics ... 87973.html
“If the Washington Post has its way with Roy Moore in Alabama, then liberals win any election by liberal media lying, and fake news media returns to control politics in America with propaganda, with fake news like the floozy attacks, until conservative America ends or until America itself is finished,” Sykes said in the video. “And we’re not going to let that happen.”
Missouri has done a 180 on the evolutionary scale. We used to joke it was the land of Jed Clampett. Now it's the land of Jethro Bodine.


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Post by Addie » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:08 pm

Axios: The 2018 Senate elections to keep an eye on

Missouri: Sen. Claire McCaskill's seat is considered the most likely to flip Republican in a state that is moving right and voted for Trump by an almost 20-point margin. Republicans point out that she won the seat in 2012 only after her opponent Todd Akin used the term “legitimate rape.” This year, McCaskill will face young, newly-elected state Attorney General Josh Hawley.


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Addie wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Axios: The 2018 Senate elections to keep an eye on

Missouri: Sen. Claire McCaskill's seat is considered the most likely to flip Republican in a state that is moving right and voted for Trump by an almost 20-point margin. Republicans point out that she won the seat in 2012 only after her opponent Todd Akin used the term “legitimate rape.” This year, McCaskill will face young, newly-elected state Attorney General Josh Hawley.
Yep. Jones is the new McCaskill.


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Post by Dan1100 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:46 pm

Not quite Todd Akin, but if he says something this stupid, there has to be more.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ne ... 03534.html

More of what Josh said at the link
Josh Hawley blames sex trafficking on ‘sexual revolution’ of 1960s in leaked audio

During a speech to pastors in Kansas City in December, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley linked the problem of sex trafficking to the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Hawley, the top Republican prospect to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, launched a new unit in the attorney general’s office focused on fighting human trafficking a few months into his first year in office.

During a speech at a “Pastors and Pews” event hosted by the Missouri Renewal Project, Hawley tied the issue to the sexual revolution, the cultural shift in the 1960s and 1970s that eliminated the social stigma for premarital sex and contraception that had been commonplace in the United States during previous decades.

“We have a human trafficking crisis in our state and in this city and in our country because people are willing to purchase women, young women, and treat them like commodities. There is a market for it. Why is there? Because our culture has completely lost its way. The sexual revolution has led to exploitation of women on a scale that we would never have imagined, never have imagined,” Hawley told the crowd in audio obtained by The Star this week.


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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:36 pm

Dan1100 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:46 pm
Not quite Todd Akin, but if he says something this stupid, there has to be more.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ne ... 03534.html

More of what Josh said at the link
Josh Hawley blames sex trafficking on ‘sexual revolution’ of 1960s in leaked audio
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“We have a human trafficking crisis in our state and in this city and in our country because people are willing to purchase women, young women, and treat them like commodities. There is a market for it. Why is there? Because our culture has completely lost its way. The sexual revolution has led to exploitation of women on a scale that we would never have imagined, never have imagined,” Hawley told the crowd in audio obtained by The Star this week.
Hmmm - maybe Mr Hawley ought to study history. I don't know how well the 19th century social history is documented, slavarey was of cause never a sexual revolution, was it? But he may be shocked to read about life in London, UK in the time of Queen Victoria.



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RTH10260 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:36 pm
Hmmm - maybe Mr Hawley ought to study history. I don't know how well the 19th century social history is documented, but he may be shocked to read about life in London, UK in the time of Queen Victoria.
And the events regarding sexual freedom in the 60's were all about consensual sex while sex trafficking is something entirely different. He really is a dumb ass if he believes the two are related.


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Post by Dan1100 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:41 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:36 pm
Dan1100 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:46 pm
Not quite Todd Akin, but if he says something this stupid, there has to be more.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ne ... 03534.html

More of what Josh said at the link
Josh Hawley blames sex trafficking on ‘sexual revolution’ of 1960s in leaked audio
:snippity:
“We have a human trafficking crisis in our state and in this city and in our country because people are willing to purchase women, young women, and treat them like commodities. There is a market for it. Why is there? Because our culture has completely lost its way. The sexual revolution has led to exploitation of women on a scale that we would never have imagined, never have imagined,” Hawley told the crowd in audio obtained by The Star this week.
Hmmm - maybe Mr Hawley ought to study history. I don't know how well the 19th century social history is documented, slavarey was of cause never a sexual revolution, was it? But he may be shocked to read about life in London, UK in the time of Queen Victoria.
London? He doesn't need to go that far.

In the 1870's St. Louis decriminalized prostitution and even had a "Hospital for Social Evils" just for prostitutes that got V.D.

https://www.distilledhistory.com/socialevil/


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Post by Addie » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:23 am

The Hill
GOP worries about top recruit facing McCaskill

Republicans are grumbling about GOP Senate hopeful Josh Hawley's lackluster fundraising and recent controversial comments, prompting unease within the GOP that the Missouri Republican could cost his party a chance at unseating one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats.

Those concerns have motivated some to go as far as urging GOP Rep. Ann Wagner, who ruled out a Senate bid last year, to reconsider.

Wagner is unlikely to jump into the race so close to the March filing deadline, and most Republicans are still expressing confidence about Hawley, a top Senate recruit who is running in a state President Trump won by more than 20 points in 2016. ...

Hawley raised just shy of $1 million in the final quarter of 2017, ending the year with $1.2 million in the bank.

While that fourth-quarter haul was one of the highest figures among GOP Senate challengers, he fell miles behind McCaskill, the top fundraiser among vulnerable Democratic incumbents. During that same three-month stretch, McCaskill pulled in $2.9 million, bringing her cash on hand to $9 million.

Hawley’s fundraising haul has raised some eyebrows, even as other Republican challengers face disappointing results of their own.


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Post by bob » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:14 pm

The Hill: Roy Moore endorses candidate who wants daughters to be 'traditional homemakers':
Former Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday endorsed a GOP Missouri Senate candidate who has said he wants his future daughters "to become traditional homemakers and family wives.”

"I want to take this opportunity to recommend for your consideration my friend, Courtland Sykes, a man of vision and principle who will make a real difference in the United States Senate," Moore said in his endorsement.

"Courtland is a man of impeccable character, courage, and Christian faith. We need men like Courtland Sykes in the Senate of the United States, a leader who will not only say what is right, but also a leader who will do what is right!"

Sykes is aiming to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in the 2018 midterm elections in November.


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Post by Addie » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:19 pm

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Obama Returns to Help a Vulnerable Senate Democrat

Barack Obama is getting back in the game. The former president plans to hold a fundraiser for Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill this spring, his first appearance for an individual candidate since leaving office.

According to an invitation obtained by Politico, the May 6 event will take place in Beverly Hills, California, and it will come with the usual glitzy trappings. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg, executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, director J.J. Abrams, and his wife, Katie McGrath, will host, and the final guest list is expected to include a number of other Hollywood players.* The invitation didn’t list ticket prices for the event but given the location and the headliner, it’s a safe bet it will bring in a boatload of cash for McCaskill.

She’s going to need it.

McCaskill is one of 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election this year in states that went for Donald Trump two years ago. Of those 10, McCaskill is one of four that nonpartisan handicappers see as the most vulnerable this November (the others: Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, Joe Manchin in West Virginia, and Joe Donnelly in Indiana). Given Democrats have only a handful of legitimate pickup opportunities of their own, defending those seats will be crucial if they are going to retake control of the Senate next year.

Trump won Missouri by 19 points over Hillary Clinton two years ago, and Clinton hasn’t made McCaskill’s life any easier since then. Republicans are currently running digital attack ads linking McCaskill to a pair of remarks Clinton made about Trump voters: her “basket of deplorables” comments in 2016 and similar ones she made earlier this month about Trump appealing to voters by “looking backwards.” That’s left McCaskill to do an awkward dance whereby she defends Trump voters while still trying not to alienate her base of Clinton voters, some of whom feel the same about the president and his supporters as the woman they wanted to see in the White House does.

McCaskill will be far more excited to be linked to Obama, who she backed over Clinton early in their 2008 nominating fight. Obama lost Missouri that year, but only by a narrow 4,000 votes. In 2012, he lost to Mitt Romney by about 200,000 votes, while Clinton lost to Trump by roughly half a million votes in the state. Clinton has somehow become even more unpopular nationally since then, a rarity for a losing presidential candidate and all the more remarkable given just how unpopular she was during the campaign. Obama, meanwhile, has only become more popular in the age of Trump. According to Gallup, his job approval rating was at 59 percent when he left office, about 11 points higher than he averaged during his eight years in office. America’s collective memory has only grown fonder since then. Last month, 63 percent said that in hindsight they approve of the job he did as president. If Obama’s willing to make the rounds on the midterm circuit, the vast majority of Democrats will be thrilled to have him.


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Post by Dan1100 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:10 pm

It looks like (in addition to the Repeal of Right to Work), Minimum Wage, Clean Missouri (anti-corruption combined with anti-gerrymandering), and maybe Medical Cannabis will be on the November ballot at the same time as McCaskill. All of these things should drive Democratic turnout.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mis ... 1#stream/0

Apparently Greitens :thor: could have moved them to the August primary election but is declining to do, so presumably in a big "Fuck You" to Attorney General Hawley, who has called for Greitens to resign and keeps sending evidence to prosecutors to charge him with felonies. :lol:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... erm-ballot
Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, is declining to block from the November ballot three initiatives that could boost Democratic turnout in the midterm.

Greitens faces possible impeachment in the Republican-controlled state legislature over twin scandals involving an extramarital affair and mismanagement of a charity. But the governor is defiant, and in a move interpreted as a shot at Republicans demanding his resignation, he is choosing not to exercise his authority to shift a trio of popular Democratic initiatives to the August primary.

The measures would raise the minimum wage and legalize medical marijuana. Most worrisome for Republicans in majority-GOP Missouri, the third proposal would hand the decennial redistricting process over to a nonpartisan demographer charged with drawing politically competitive seats.

Republicans fret that the initiatives will supercharge Democratic turnout in the midterm, providing a lift to Sen. Claire McCaskill. The unpopular Democratic incumbent needs all the help she can get to hold off Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, her presumed Republican challenger.


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Post by Dan1100 » Sat May 12, 2018 1:20 pm

This is the pinned tweet from Austin Petersen, one of the leading Todd Akin wannabes running against Hawley in the Republican primary.

He is from Kansas City. :eek2:
Austin Petersen Verified account @AP4Liberty

Josh Hawley will do anything to climb the political ladder, including throwing Governor @EricGreitens under the bus.
@HawleyMO #MOSen #TeamLiberty @MissouriGOP
https://twitter.com/AP4Liberty/status/9 ... 5213826049



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Post by Addie » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:41 pm

Daily Beast
Russian Hackers’ New Target: a Vulnerable Democratic Senator

The Russian intelligence agency behind the 2016 election cyberattacks targeted Sen. Claire McCaskill as she began her 2018 re-election campaign in earnest, a Daily Beast forensic analysis reveals. That makes the Missouri Democrat the first identified target of the Kremlin’s 2018 election interference.

McCaskill, who has been highly critical of Russia over the years, is widely considered to be among the most vulnerable Senate Democrats facing re-election this year as Republicans hope to hold their slim majority in the Senate. In 2016, President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by almost 20 points in the senator’s home state of Missouri.

There’s no evidence to suggest that this particular attack was successful. Asked about the hack attempt by Russia’s GRU intelligence agency, McCaskill told The Daily Beast on Thursday that she wasn’t yet prepared to discuss it.

“I’m not going to speak of it right now,” she said. “I think we’ll have something on it next week. I’m not going to speak about it right now. I can’t confirm or do anything about it right now.”

In August 2017, around the time of the hack attempt, Trump traveled to Missouri and chided McCaskill, telling the crowd to “vote her out of office.” Just this last week, however, Trump said, on Twitter, that he feared Russians would intervene in the 2018 midterm elections on behalf of Democrats.


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Post by Addie » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:29 pm

Associated Press
Missouri primary sets up McCaskill-Hawley Senate clash

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill coasted to the Democratic nomination Tuesday in Republican-dominated Missouri, but GOP challenger Josh Hawley could prove to be one of her toughest opponents in a lengthy political career that also included stints as a state legislator and auditor.

McCaskill’s hopes of winning a third term could depend both on convincing voters she’s sufficiently moderate and that Hawley is too closely tied to President Donald Trump, who is supporting him. That’s not an easy task considering Trump coasted to a 19-percentage point victory in the onetime bellwether state less than two years ago. Republicans consider McCaskill one of their top targets nationwide this fall.

After McCaskill won the primary, she promptly challenged Hawley to four town-hall style debates.

“It’s on,” McCaskill tweeted Tuesday in a plea for donations.


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Post by Dan1100 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:34 pm

Three initiatives on the ballot in November to drive Democratic turnout. Minimum wage, medical weed, and a combo anti-gerrymandering/campaign finance reform.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:48 pm

http://amp.mcclatchydc.com/news/politic ... 31330.html
Hawley under fire on pre-existing conditions as pressure from Dems mounts

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won’t offer details about his role in the Republican lawsuit that could strike down insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

The threat of a big change in the law governing pre-existing conditions is the biggest, arguably most effective weapon Democrats have in the extremely tight race for U.S. Senate in Missouri.

Hawley is one of 20 GOP state officials who joined a federal lawsuit earlier this year that could end Obamacare and those protections. But Hawley and his top aides have refused to explain any details of his involvement.

He proudly touted his role in the case in February, announcing in a news release that his office “will continue to fight to take health care choices out of the hands of bureaucrats and return them to the hands of Missourians and their physicians.”

Eight months later, Hawley’s decision to join the Texas-led case has become a political headache as Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her allies have launched a series of attacks on Hawley over the lawsuit’s impact on pre-existing conditions.


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Post by Addie » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:18 am

New York Times
Kavanaugh Was Supposed to Be a Midterm Boon for G.O.P. Not Anymore.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — No Republican Senate candidate has been as aggressive in using the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh as a political weapon as Josh Hawley, the Missouri attorney general who is in an intensely tight race against Senator Claire McCaskill.

A former Supreme Court clerk, Mr. Hawley made his first campaign commercial about control of the court, and he assailed Ms. McCaskill for refusing to say if she would support Judge Kavanaugh. And after the accusation of sexual assault against Judge Kavanaugh last week, Mr. Hawley denounced Democrats for staging an “ambush.”

Yet in Missouri and other politically competitive battleground states, leaders in both parties are increasingly doubtful that Mr. Hawley and other Republicans can wield the Kavanaugh nomination as a cudgel without risking unpredictable repercussions in the midterm elections. ...

In Missouri, sexual misconduct is still fresh on the minds of voters following the scandal that drove former Gov. Eric Greitens from office earlier this year. And being tone-deaf on the treatment of women memorably hurt Ms. McCaskill’s Senate opponent in 2012, Todd Akin, who led in some polls until he said that women who suffer “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant. ...

Few Democratic senators need an issue to cut their way as much as Ms. McCaskill. A wily political veteran, she is seeking a third term in a state that once fancied itself as America writ small but which has taken a sharp turn to the right in recent years — making her one of the most vulnerable of the 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election in states Mr. Trump won.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:33 pm

https://www.salon.com/2018/10/03/just-s ... kavanaugh/
Just say no: Claire McCaskill leads in Missouri after coming out against Kavanaugh

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has a slight lead over her Republican challenger Josh Hawley for the first time since May, according to a CNN poll published this week.

The poll shows McCaskill leading Hawley, the state's attorney general, by three points among likely voters, 47 percent to 44 percent. Though that lead is within the poll's 4.3 percent margin of error, it is the first good news the two-term senator has seen in months. No poll has showed McCaskill ahead since early May.

The poll was conducted among 756 likely voters between Sept. 25 and Sept. 29, after McCaskill strongly came out against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid mounting sexual misconduct allegations.

After last week's hearing, McCaskill was joined by several other embattled Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns in states carried by Trump -- Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Jon Tester of Montana, Doug Jones of Alabama and Bill Nelson of Florida -- in opposition to Kavanaugh.


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Post by RVInit » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:39 pm

:shootin: :rockon: :banana:

We need to keep up the talk about Kavanaugh. His nomination is opposed by a wider and wider margin as time goes on. MSM needs to keep on having reasonable discussions about him and continue to make the point that even aside from any belief a person has about sexual assault, he is at the very least temperamentally unfit.

For my part I absolutely believe Dr Ford. I have heard nothing whatsoever that makes me question her credibility. Kavanaugh has no credibility whatsoever IMO.


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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:33 pm
https://www.salon.com/2018/10/03/just-s ... kavanaugh/
Just say no: Claire McCaskill leads in Missouri after coming out against Kavanaugh

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has a slight lead over her Republican challenger Josh Hawley for the first time since May, according to a CNN poll published this week.

:snippity:
I think the pollsters are probably underestimating Democratic turnout. Minimum Wage, Clean Missouri (campaign finance reform, lobbying reform and anti-gerrymandering), and medical weed (3 different versions) are also on the ballot.

Here is an article where the evil ones are whining because they couldn't keep Clean Missouri off the ballot.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politic ... 58240.html
“We have no further avenues to block this poorly drafted amendment before it appears on the November 6 ballot,” Daniel Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said in a statement.

Mehan was among the plaintiffs who sued to remove the initiative from the ballot.
Thoughts and prayers for Dan Mehan and his country club buddies at the Chamber of Commerce.


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Post by RoadScholar » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:19 pm

After hearing about the frat boys making punch with Everclear and Quaaludes to make women mentally and physically defenseless, I propose we start calling Cosby’s and Kavanaugh’s behavior by the same term:

“Chemical rape.”

Alcohol, xanax, rohypnol... whatever. It’s chemical rape and the corners of our culture that foster it need disinfection.

And anyone who would commit chemical rape doesn’t belong on any bench, much less the big one.


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