Wednesday, January 25, 2006

OCDAC Newsletter January 25, 2006

Dear Friends,

People are still signing up for our American Sign Language (ASL)
classes and we still have seats open on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
We also have a children's ASL classes on Saturday mornings. You can
find more information on Http:// and we hope a lot
of people get a good opportunity to enjoy learning to sign and
communicating with deaf people like the big deaf social event each
month at the Block at Orange.

We are having a Bowl-A-Thon next February 18, 2006 at the Westminster
Lanes from 8 am to noon. We now have sponsors and bowlers ready to
make this a success story. Check on for more information.

The ongoing Blackberry saga is ominous with a shutdown looming and the
Blackberry owners are already singing the blues.
Research in Motion was dealt a setback Last Monday after the Supreme
Court turned down a request to review a major patent infringement
ruling against it. RIM now faces a possible injunction that could
result in service disruptions to its more than 4 million users. Most
of the users are from the deaf communities.

Grantwriting seems to be taking up most of the office time in the last
3 weeks of January. Most deadlines of these grants are in the month
of February and we've finished with one grant and have 10 more grants
to write up. We are happy we still have our volunteers helping us
with our office and organizational needs.

Keeping in contact is very important and in order for us to keep our
email list current, we have to remove email addresses that are
bouncing too many of our newsletters. If you feel you havent received
any newsletters for at least 3 weeks, please check on the status of
your subscription with yahoogroups and feel free to sign up again if
you wish to continue receiving our newsletters.

OCDAC Communications
[email protected]

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With our subscribership from the international communities increasing
at a steady pace, we wish to make this newsletter accessible to them
and the easiest way to accomplish this is by directing them to and entering in the website
translation box and the babelfish will help our international
subscribers become strong advocates for the deaf and disability

Macy's Community Shopping Day 2006, an in-store shopping event and
fundraiser for charities in the Orange County community, will be held
on May 12, 2006 at Macy's South Coast Plaza. We will have tickets to
sell for these next week. We need to sell 100 of the tickets at $10
each. And we'll need at least 5 or more volunteers on hand as well.
Besides a good operation at Macy's Community Shopping Day would be as
good as a decent birthday gift to the editor from our communities.

We have started on our giant Orange County Fair educational booth
planning for this upcoming summer. This year's theme is 'Flower
Power' and its a retro theme. We are waiting for the official invite.

We have started a Campbell's product label collection campaign to help
us raise the means to get supplies for our office and if we're able to
get 1,500,000 lables we'd be able to get ourselves a brand new van to
replace the blue van which we use heavily to transport deaf-blind
people to events and we also use to conduct numerous fundraiser and
education activities. Start saving your campbells product labels today
and mail them to us on the first week of each month. We have
aproximately 1050 subscribers and if each one of them accumulates and
sends us 900-1000 labels a month, we'd be able to get the van in 2 or
3 months in addition to lots of new equipment for our office and
internal and external education programs! Lets get those labels
coming, the program ends in June.

Weve had fireworks stand fundraisers in the past. They've all been
very successful in raising thousand$ for us in a very short time.
Theyre also extremely stressful to those who run it. And add preparing
for the OC Fair while running the fireworks stand is a great recipe
for a burnout because OC Fair happens just right after the fireworks
stand. So the more people that we get involved with the fireworks
stand, the less stress it is upon the management volunteers. We're
going to have one either through TNT (Red Devil) or Blockbuster. Next
week is when we are going to be focusing on our qualifications and
contacting the fireworks companies. The proceeds from the fireworks
stand usually go to the costs of our OC Fair education project. If
youre interested in our fireworks stand fundraiser this coming summer,
please reply by email.

We got invited last week to the Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cookoff
on June 4, 2006 and it has in the past 3 years been good success of us
having a food stand fundraiser there. We will only sell hot dogs,
nachos, baked potato, bagged snacks, and sodas. Pretty much like last
year. It will be a very small version of the Winterfest as they limit
us to 5 different items to sell.

Theres going to be a large deaf bowling tournament by the Pacific
Coast Deaf Bowlers Association in the end of May. We've been invited
to have a booth there. This is attended by 1,500 people most of these
are big spenders and we're trying to decide if it will be feasible for
us to invest $455.00 in which it could bring a return of approximately
$1,000. If people or corporations sponsor us, then we can do it.

We have began planning for our booth at the Pet Expo thats coming up
April, 2006 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. This will be our 3rd
year there. The booth rules have changed and we have to have at least
90 percent of the products were selling at the Pet Expo to be pet
related. We have already sent written communications to several pet
products wholesalers asking for donations of overstock and/or
discontinued pet products for our booth. We will have our service
animal training, certification, and advocacy education materials for
the public.

Drastic Social Security rule changes for Title II Old Age, Survivors,
and Disability Insurance and SSI programs such as outlined in\

renews our calls for self-reliance ideas for organizations who serve
the deaf and disabled and our very own idea, our California Disability
Gaming Initiative idea and that can be found at is an idea that works for
Native Americans. Why shouldn't it work for the Disability
communities? The proposed Social Security rules will limit appeals
and create a new process that is less about truth-seeking and more
hostile to applicants.

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Take a look at our new magazine fundraiser and this is one of the ways
you can help us do the good work for the deaf and disabled communities.

The URL is

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Lawyer for disabled assails state policies

Tuba's low notes are music to ears of deaf children\

Deaf design sign dictionaries for banking, AIDS education\

GSD teams up to notch win

Driver injured in crash of bus carrying New Jersey deaf students

Bill would allow disabled Georgians to keep monkeys as helpers

Disabled people worship together

He gives dignity and hope to the disabled

BIG EARS: KEM initiative to help hearing-impaired child

Only 30% hearing impaired children get access to education



The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group - - and the he Orange County Deaf & Hearing
Impaired Meetup Group meets each 3rd
Fridays of the month.


Hi Friends!

It's that time again! Our next meeting will be this Saturday January
28th. If you are new: it's at the HEAR Center in Pasadena from 10AM
-12 and it will be captioned. If you need directions please let us know.

The topic will be "How does it really feel to be HOH?" We will share
personal experience (good and bad) and share ideas to live better with
hearing loss! Sounds like a lot of fun !

As usual we will have breakfast treats, coffee, OJ... But most
important, hanging out to visit and catch up with friends.

Hope to see a lot of you there! Have a great week.

NOTE: All meetings will be captioned.

January 28 (fourth Saturday of every month)
10am - Noon
301 E. Del Mar in Pasadena
(Meeting entrance is through the back door)
Take care,

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Even though most of us working on computers only work on one, the
average American depends on more than 264 computers per day—from the
tiniest microprocessor to the largest mainframe! That is a lot of
people depending on a lot of computers! Think of how much money could
go to the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center if 264 supporters bought
one computer each at, where up to 26% of every
purchase is donated to the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center! At, membership is free! So hurry up and visit the
Mall at, where you can shop at 600+ stores for all
your favorite electronics and computers from Dell, HP Shopping, Buy,
Computers4SURE, The Apple Store, SONY, and Gateway!

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Brought to you by Wanda Leigh Garner Gaddis, a deaf woman born and
raised in Columbus, Georgia where she experiences complete injustice
since her mother's death in May 18, 1994. Her mother's name was
Christene C. Garner. This complete injustice continues in the new year
of 2006. Wanda is accused of mental illness and jewel thefts by her
older hearing half brother, Dave Garner, several local relatives took
David's side so did his friends who are lawyers, judges, accountants
and bankers just because Wanda is born deaf and a female..The legal
system and Columbus Police Department gave her brother the
preferential treatment because he was 9 years older, hearing, grew up
in public schools with all lawyers, judges, accountants, and relatives.

David Garner died from throat cancer January 29, 1997. He made sure
his "friends" continue to abuse his younger deaf half sister forever.
One of the lawyers involved labeled Mrs. Gaddis a "sad, disturbed
case" based on the status of existence of her being "a born deaf
female." It's all on public records and the legal system refuses to
give Wanda Leigh Garner Gaddis her rights to be heard. They heard
David Garner's side only. They used David Garner as Wanda's "
interpreter" and "spokesperson." Their mother's lawyer, Attorney
Larry Taylor abuses Wanda outrageously. As soon as he saw Wanda, he
screamed and hollered and threatened her and ran her out of his
office!!!! Wanda's mother hired Attorney Larry Taylor to represent
both of her children, Wanda and David. Not David alone.
Why is Attorney Larry Taylor abusing Wanda Gaddis? Why is the Legal
System of Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia continuing to condone
Attorney Larry Taylor's legal malpractice for 12 years now? Attorney
Larry Taylor continues to run his lawyer business on 820 Second Ave,
Columbus, Georgia 31902.

It means people who practices Law in Columbus, Muscogee County,
Georgia perceives all Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in United
States are second class citizens, mentally undeveloped and cognizance

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Please join The Disability Law Resource Project (DLRP) at ILRU for a
Web cast on SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI
(Supplemental Security Income).

Jacquie Brennan, an attorney who specializes in disability law will
present the Web cast "SSDI and SSI - What are They and What's the
Difference?" on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 3:00pm Eastern; 2:00pm
Central; 1:00pm Mountain; 12:00pm Pacific; 11:00am Alaska; 9:00am Hawaii.

The Social Security Administration administers disability benefits
under two programs - Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and
Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This Web cast will explore these
two programs, the similarities and the differences, as well as the
process for applying for benefits. We will discuss how to apply, how
to appeal, and what an administrative law judge wants (and does not
want) to hear at a Social Security hearing.

Jacquie Brennan is a disability law attorney who works with ILRU. In
her 8 years as an attorney, Ms. Brennan has focused her practice on
disability and civil rights issues. Ms. Brennan's interest in
disability law began with her nine children, five of whom are adopted
and have different kinds of disabilities. She has successfully handled
dozens of social security cases involving different kinds of
disabilities. She serves on many disability-related boards and
advisory committees, and is a frequent presenter on disability and
civil rights issues for professional and consumer audiences.

To link to this Web cast and download accompanying materials visit:

For instructions on how to access a Web cast visit:

Please visit this site ahead of time to test and ensure your computer
is configured and updated to participate in the Web cast.

For technical assistance, please check out our FAQ (frequently asked
questions) at: or
contact a Web cast team member at [email protected] or 713.520.0232

This Web cast is supported through the Disability Law Resource Project
(DLRP), a project of ILRU. DLRP ( is one of ten
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) funded
by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
(NIDRR) to provide training, technical assistance and materials
dissemination on the ADA and other disability-related laws. NIDRR is
part of the U.S. Department of Education.

The opinions and views expressed are those of the presenters and no
endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

We hope to see you on Wednesday, January 25, 2006!

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Please visit our bookstore that has related books and different kinds
of assistive living devices at

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Deaf technicians share SolarAid success\

Students safe after Maryland accident\

Blind, deaf inmate executed,5744,17854617%255E1702,\

Service monkeys: Bill would give disabled a hand

Disabled embraced by church\

NGO to employ hearing disabled in kiosks

Main Hoon Na: Sonu Nigam to hearing impaired students

Meet on education of hearing impaired

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Seminar slated for businesses schools on access for the disabled

A learning seminar for schools and businesses is expected to attract
more than 200 people to the Hermiston Convention Center on Friday,
according to Terri Dickens of the Umatilla-Morrow ESD and coordinator
of the event.

The seminar will help provide understanding of the Americans with
Disabilities Act and will include a special presentation on evacuating
people with disabilities. The seminar is being provided as part of the
Eastern Oregon IDEA Partnership and the Safe & Healthy Schools Program.

Among the speakers will be Kevin McGuire, a lawyer who has conducted
more than 500 conferences on accessibility issues. McGuire is a former
staff assistant to Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Hamilton Fish, Jr. He
was also an assistant district attorney in the Bronx and holds degrees
from Boston University and Georgetown University.

Another key presentation will come from Nancy Latini, assistant state
superintendent of schools for student learning and partnerships, whose
duties include overseeing the state's services to special populations.
She will be joined by Eric Richards, director of Special Education in
the Oregon Department of Education.

The list of featured presenters also includes Nancy Hungerford from
the Hungerford Law Firm and Deanne Carr from Greater Oregon Behavioral

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. Lunch is
included in the $10 registration fee.

Participants may register at by choosing
the 2006 IDEA Summit and Safe & Healthy Schools link or by mailing a
check, money order, or purchase order to Heather Gastin at 2001 SW
Nye, Pendleton, OR 97801. For more information, call the ESD at

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"We grew too large for our shoes," said Deaf & Hearing Connection
director Julie Church

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Do you shop at Albertsons or Sav-on stores? You can get a free
community partners card at those stores and then add it to our list of
supporters. A percent of what you buy will go to helping our Deaf
youth program. If you already have a school or other program that you
are supporting, don't worry, you can add your card to support our
program too! There are two ways to add your card. You can email your
First and Last name with your phone number and community partners card
number to [email protected] or you can download and print our
Albertsons / Sav-on Community Partners signup forms at and have your
friends, neighbors, associates, and relatives sign up as supporters
and then mail the form to the address on the
form. To reach our funding goal we need 25,000 supporters who shop at
Albertsons / Sav-on. And remember to use your community partners card
when you shop at Albertsons or Sav-on.

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The US Department of Justice is threatening to sue the state of New
York over delays in bringing new voting machines to the state and
complying with other requirements of the Help America Vote Act. Wan
Kim, assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Civil
Rights Division in a letter to the state Board of Elections and state
Attorney General Eliot Spitzer last week said that the state was
lagging behind every other state in complying with HAVA requirements.
Thus far, New York has received $220 million in federal funds to help
comply with HAVA requirements.

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A warning that falls on deaf ears,,8124-2002315,00.html

Cinema set to reel out sign language films

Organization aids people with hearing difficulties\

Hindi cinema tilting towards the disabled\

Disabled sprinter's plea over leg\

Clinic cleans teeth for disabled patients

Disabled are poorly served by JWOD Act\

His point is to teach disabled kids fencing,1,5691540\

Train runs over 2 hearing-impaired brothers\

In 2006, Let's Not Overlook The Deaf, Hearing Impaired - or Hearing

Totally disabled veterans exempt under new property tax law


1) Temporary warehousing, hospitality, landscaping, construction,
light manufacturing, retail, wholesale, facilities and sanitation
through various employers.
All candidates interested in any of the job opportunities are required
to apply for our job placement services. Our intake form is at

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We have partnered with NetFlix to help community members enjoy movies
in the safety of their homes and our subscribers are given a free 2
week trial membership to NetFlix. If you haven't tried NetFlix yet,
you should log into Http:// and be sure to
enter our group code # 521684 and enjoy your 2 free weeks of
membership and if you decide to continue the membership after the free
trial, you will help us get $10 for each new membership. Most movies
offered by NetFlix have subtitling and or closed captioning in them.


Begin your journey toward self-sufficiency by becoming a .WS domain
reseller! Become an owner of a _________.WS website for only $10 a
month! Includes hosting, email, and easy to use website design tools
to create a professional looking website. And all _________.WS owners
automatically become .WS website resellers and it comes with an
automatic selling program. All you have to do is lead people to your
reseller website! The WS stands for 'website'! This is an excellent
self-sufficiency opportunity for people who want to be on the top of
the .WS cyber real estate market. Take a look at the ASL video at and if you're
interested in this self-sufficiency program please go to for an easy sign
up. Or if you do not know American Sign Language, go straight to the
reseller page at for a video of the program.


Begin your journey toward self-sufficiency by becoming a Discovery
Toys consultant! Discovery Toys focuses on learning through play,
with products specifically designed to maximize learning moments, has
proven to be a success as the company has now witnessed an entire
generation grow up with Discovery Toys. Many parents and their adult
children credit DISCOVERY TOYS® products with helping them to develop
core skills and self-esteem, which contributed to their later life
accomplishments and success as adults. Beth Koenig is your Discovery
Toys consultant. Her Discovery Toys website is at
Http:// and this is a great business
opportunity for people disabilities. Discovery Toys is one of our
supported activities through our Community Business Enterprise Program.

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Deliverance by Mac Crary copyright 2006

Those who spoke against Statecraft as a form of deception in the
1980's were the Princes of Deception. As John Stockwell and Oliver
Stone, cynical nammies, were spreading their rumors of hatred about
misused power, so they lured the gullible into their own misuse of power.

Seeing me as special, the runt of the litter from his own ship, the
Little Queen (U.S.S. San Jacinto, World War Two) on which my father
also served, the George Bushes chose me as a child of a humanist,
stigmatized or dignified by non-violence, to solve their secret
weapon: The AIDS onslaught. Wrapped like a ghost in a condom, they
laughed if he gets outta that one we'll call the dammed Houdini.

Well, I didn't get out of it. They tortured and poisoned me, they
raped my deaf girlfriend and forcibly separated us. They framed me
for rape to recruit their English quislings. They way I have been
used is a serious story, a gigantic flaw in our politics, and a
mystifying show of tyranny.

I'm aware that "no one believes" me. What keeps me running is the
hope that fear someone could believe me at this late date might deter
those who tortured me.

Let me tell you a little of what I saw. I knew something was very
wrong when Primo Levi committed suicide shortly after I wrote him a
letter. I saw them construct a poem around the 1987 Wall Street
Crash, and burn down the Jackson Labs. I saw them orchestrate Exxon
Valdez and the bombing of the USS Iowa. I saw them make deals over
Nelson Mandela's and Vaclav Havel's freedom in return for accomplice,
which also allowed for the Palestine State. I saw the chess game over
John Heinz and John John Kennedy. But I was not fooled that the
adoption of a war game over Midori was anything other than an
accomplice act. Not when I learned the distortion she was marketing.

I was a library clerk being used as a soldier of fortune.

I heard from them the morning Roberto Clemente died. I saw them run
to the King Powers with a ribald carrot tape. I saw their nuclear
secrets. I saw them use my report on HIV (Operation: Death Seed) as
poetry in the Kuwait War and repeat the audacity with Operation: Iron
Hammer, from "The Firefly Song".

Everybody took it as a "wake up" call (even though they themselves
remain fast asleep) when innocent people were blindsided (in the
manner I was struck down in childhood) by the vicious act of Queen
Elizabeth on 9/11/2001 (a snitty over Princess Diana) on behalf of the
same cult of men, sanitized through the bizarre distortion of Peter
Gabriel's sick and evil mind, on behalf of the guilty. Diana meant
more to Elizabeth than all the AIDS victims in the world, I can tell
you that having read their notes on the subject from day one. And I
heard their cult of rock stars jeering that I am the enemy, the
imposter, the pretender to the Lennon crown, the anti-Lennon.

Richard Starkey's message is French. He is not insulted that the AIDS
onslaught was done, but only that he wasn't consulted. Now he's
accomplice so he isn't mad anymore. He gets the money and believes
forgiveness will set it right.

I was tortured as a child (they deliberatedly and systematically slew
my offspring, abortion being the weapon of choice). As all this
warfare was going on, Bush and Clinton were hiring undercover
prostitutes to sleep with me in order to target a Frankenstein
neuroplasm they inflicted in my facial nerve, a brain injury, in
anticipation of the day violinist Midori came demanding the Lennon
murder papers they had planted on my home and eloping with the
klansman who tortured me as a child (they knew she would). I was
tortured again. I suffered seizures, homelessness, erectile
dysfunction, trauma, skin conditions, disorientation. In a
particularly sick incident the Japanese Secret Service ripchorded the
seizure trauma through my heart while expressing that Midori had taken
a lover. It was extremely advanced in fashion of sadism. I lay on
the floor of my empty apartment, shattered. They had orchestrated a
fiance relationship with a girl named Rosine just to create conditions
for practical brutality.

As terrible as it was, their rape of deaf Jeannie had a gratuitous aspect.

The Clintons induced schizophrenia chemically to disable my testimony.
They denied I was tortured, so they could terrorize us again with the
very men who deafened me and forced my mother to sell her home. I was
gassed a little boy. They saught to make me "the bad guy", a
non-violent laughingstock spat on by women, by Black and white alike.
Why don't you catch HIV, they jeered, and be our savior?

The guilty always blame me. Yoko Ono was accomplice with those who
started AIDS when they slaved me as a mandatory AIDS testing guinea
pig on Mt. Desert Island in 1988 (proof of which exists). She got
jeering AIDS victims to side with those who released the virus by
marketeering her Lennon sob story. Although her hatred has had
punishing consequences for me and Jeannie, it has no moral worth. She
is not someone I would want to be on judgement day. In demanding
apology from me she will have to make do with the crowd hysteria she
has sown. Has anyone but me done anything at all?

You certainly won't hear them answering a question like why am I to
blame for HIV if it isn't manmade?

You have never seen anyone so single-mindedly determined to shatter
another man's dreams. Indeed, I am great fear that cancer is the
outcome of the poison crime McCartney engineered leading to acid
reflux syndrome. The lies McCartney has told in cold blood have been
life-shattering. Fat boy stooge lies.

In light of this, I did the decent thing and became a porno-junkie.
Having someone to blame has come to be the way the collaborationist
faction define themselves and sooth their morbid psyches, in order to
deflect true guilt from where it belongs, and this compensating method
of victimizing other victims was a plan that Reagan, Bush and Gore
counted on in using me for the AIDS onslaught and swearing that Mt.
Desert Island was all a sick hoax. The Beatles, the celebrity
superstate, Japan, all of them guilty of accomplice, have shown no mercy.

Then there's the matter of true authorship of the Gail Burstyn AIDS

The Public had a right to know. The guilty should be on death row by
now. Instead, they have been empowered, largely by English deceit, in
escalating toward nuclear war, foaming that they are the victims, in a
religious ultimatum. Those who released HIV, with Yoko Ono as their
clear and present Generalissimo of the hour, then channeled the venom
of the HIV positive in what New York still thinks glamorously to be
their uprising army. How stupid and pathetic can you be?

The feigned protest worked, but it was an act by the Princes of Deception.

Mac Crary
315 Maynard Ave. S. #309
Seattle, WA 98104
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be greatly appreciated. We will continue to aggressively pursue
justice, fairness, and equality for the disability community as it has
been doing since November 1996. We have chosen
that EDUCATION is the best way to accomplish this objective.

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a community based
organization that puts people with disabilities first in their
advocacy for equal opportunities in safety, health, and productive living.

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center provides services for disabled
individuals and their families in our community who need help in
navigating the social services maze. Every day people go without
proper food, shelter, and essential medical care every day due to a
variety of factors including low wages, job loss, injuries, illness,
age, domestic violence, or divorce. While all of us are susceptible to
hard times, disabled individuals are at the most risk. With the
generous support of people like you, we are able to help many of these
families and individuals not only to meet essential daily needs, but
to work toward a brighter future with programs in job training,
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