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Canadian governments at all levels are treating Canadians as incompetent, distracted sheeple; corporate interests are proffering ‘corporate-friendly science’ as fact.

Government decisions based on corrupt science ruining Canadian  agriculture and farming culture

Government decisions based on corrupt science ruining Canadian agriculture and farming culture

Bureaucrats are falling over themselves to dignify this fraudulent, biased ‘science’ with legislation that is decimating our agricultural base, wiping out our ‘real’ food supply and turning our health and well-being over to chemical giants like Monsanto, Dow Chemical and others.  Meanwhile, the government itself is firing ethical scientists, corrupting scientific findings everywhere and destroying decades of valuable data and documentation.

We are seeing corrupted seed and agricultural science accepted as legitimate in policy-decisions, while our Canadian farmers are left with entirely unsustainable rules and regulations written by multinational corporations.  It seems that only when the last farmer closes his operation down will we realize that the Monsanto’s of this world are not interested in feeding us, but in polluting our country with mega tons of toxic chemicals.

Here is a link to an article by Ann Slater, VP of the oldest farming organization in Canada — National Farmer’s Union.  This article is a wonderful summary of what we can all see with our own eyes…the corporate take-over of Canada.

http://www.nfu.ca/story/science-based-decisions-%E2%80%93-whose-interest

Unless you think you can survive on chemicals passing as food forever, please consider taking the time to support the NFU with donations or a membership…you wont’ be sorry at www.nfu.ca

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Chinese Organic Food labelling misleading

Misleading labelling of Chinese Organic Food

Have you noticed that in the last few years big box stores have jumped onto the organic food and natural product bandwagon? You may be thinking “Great, I can pick up everything at …. “.  There are things you need to know first! (more…)

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Saturday at the Ottawa Organic Farmers' Market

Ottawa Organic Farmers’ Market

Take the stress out of finding healthy food.  This organic farmers’ market offers great seasonal produce, honey, organic skin care products…something to delight everyone.

Sometimes it seems there are not many gems left in this world.  Our food security apepars to be at great risk of not only not meeting our nutritional requirements, but of being deliberately adulterated by harmful GMOs, pesticides and herbicides of all sorts.  Monsanto has its dirty corporate hands in our food to the point where it is estimated that 90-95% of our grocery store shelves are filled with franken GMOs and harmful chemicals. 

As people try to recover from illness – the result too often these days of relying on unhealthy food products – they are also realizing that most products sold as ‘food’ are merely food-like products (imitations) that have not only little nutritional value, but are extremely harmful to the body over time.  People are also realizing that to save oneself from the clutches of the medical/ pharmaceutical/biotech complex that makes money only when people are sick, they must get back to basics.  This involves accessing, growing and preparing whole foods free of chemicals and biotech manipulation. Ottawa’s organic farmers’ market provides just such whole foods.

Ottawa Organic Farmers’ Market is open all year round, Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Vendors offer a splendid selection of Certified Organic Meats (beef, pork, chicken, sheep, lamb and even rabbit), cheese, yoghurt, Kefir, breads, vegetables, fruit, Olive Oil, teas, herbs, local maple syrup, as well as skin care products and essential oils and many other ‘treats’ such as sprouts.  Fresh, locally grown organic greens like lettuces, spinach, kale, oriental greens, chard, chives, and rhubarb truly make one’s mouth water.  During off-growing seasons, there are local organic greenhouse veggies like broccoli, cucumbers, and zucchini!

This organic farmers’ market is snuggled in behind the Canadian Tire store at the corner of Heron Road and Bank Street in Ottawa.  Click here for the directions and a map.  Lots of parking, no pressure, tons of camaraderie and sooo friendly.  Have a question? No problem, as they take the time to nurture and educate everyone who has an interest.

Several vendors are at the organic farmers’market every Saturday, regular as clockwork and with a smile and invitation to learn and enjoy – they have become my favourites.  Not only are they extremely reliable, but they take active roles in the running of the market and have a long history of organic certification.

David Charette is the President and Market Manager of the Ottawa Organic Farmers Market and the owner of the Terre-a-Terre farm .  He exudes professionalism, dedication to the organic movement and love for his work and his customers.  He and his family set an excellent example for all other vendors, thus helping to keep the market authentic and fun.  He ensures that all vendors sign an Ottawa Organic Farmers’ Market Commitment Contract and Vendor Contract.  On top of all that, the produce he offers at the market every Saturday is second to none in quality, variety and quantity. 

Samantha Klinck, owner of Funny Duck Farms has the patience of angels, as she takes the time to explain and guide any and all who line up for her many products.  Her organic butter is to die for and her Kefir is so thick you can eat it with a fork at times.  It is not unusual to see people lined up in the hallway during the winter months, when the market is held indoors, waiting for their turn to enjoy her smile, knowledge, wisdom and reasonable pricing.

I also look forward to seeing the Leduc family produce from their farm Ferme la Rosée. They have been Certified Organic for almost 20 years already and you can visit their farm with prior appointment. Their produce is always so fresh you feel you are picking it off the plant yourself.

Special mention goes out for a vendor who has become a personal friend – Klazina Kettling.  I lived in BC for 10 years  before moving back to Ottawa in 2008; as a result, I became spoiled by the easy access to wild salmon.  So when I met Klazina at the Ottawa Organic Farmers’ Market , I was absolutely thrilled.  Klazina, who was trained as a nurse and midwife in the Netherlands before coming to Canada, offers her skills in nursing, bio-energy, and nutrition to the market.  Her offerings include Certified Wild Caught Fish, Himalayan Salts, nutritional supplements, and coconut oil. Klazina carries the AIM INTERNATIONAL line of whole food supplements and Barleylife juices.  Just a note about why I prize the Wild Salmon Klazina sells:  The Stikine River Salmon Run is one of the last wild salmon runs remaining along the B.C. Northern Coast. Unlike most wild salmon along the Southern coast, these salmon DO NOT HAVE TO PASS extensive fish farm units and water affected by fish farms to enter their natural fresh water spawning grounds.  Klazina is not always at the market, so feel free to pre-order or call her at (613) 421-6679  

See you there for some stress-free shopping…make friends, learn, share!

 

Grace Joubarne is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and founder of GracePlace Wellness.  She is a writer, blogger (AskGrace!) and long-time advocate of sustainable living, non-GMO and chemical-free foods and alternative health care modalities.

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Canadian Democracy Needs Your Help!

Canadian Democracy at High Risk

Enforcement of a country’s democracy determines the state of its food security, drinking water, air and independence of its government from the influence of corporate corruption and greed.  Canada has been taken over by pharmaceuticals, biotechnology companies and corruption in government.  Citizens are becoming very angry. (more…)

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Fluoride Causes Cancer, Does not Prevent Tooth Decay

Fluoride Does Not Prevent Tooth Decay – It Causes Cancer!

Think that your fluoridated drinking water is safe? Think again!  Top cancer researchers are showing that fluoride  causes more human cancer death and causes it faster than any other chemical. Millions of people are made ill by the very same toxic ‘treatment” reportedly used by Hitler to control & sterilize victims of his concentration camps.  Read this  example of what fluoride in drinking water will do to a human. (more…)

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The fight to get our food back from Monsanto is picking up momentum as people world-wide realize that the  company which brought us Agent Orange, DDT, deadly Aspartame and which has successfully blocked us from knowing what’s in our food can hardly be trusted to keep our food safe.  This company started in Nazi Germany with the same mission it holds today…to control the world through food supplies.

Check out this site and scroll down to locate a city near you…bring as many people as you can.  This carnage must be stopped as increasingly more research is proving that GMOs are deadly to humans, animals and the planet.

March Against Monsanto:  events listing and contact information  click here!  or paste this into your browser:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah7h2ApbBPnpdGhOMElaSVg1QUQtRlJQWm1FaUZISlE#gid=0

This is now set for 30 countries, with almost 300 cities participating.  This is a popular revolt against tyranny, against the most evil, most hated company in the world!

Join us in the fight for honest, healthy, food free of poisons and franken organisms.

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Animated-Flag-CanadaIf you care about Canada’s democratic principles being eroded by lobbyists for major corporations like Monsanto, Big Oil, Big Biz and countries like China and the USA, then please take the time to read this Democracy Watch summary of the terrible things Canadian politicians and government bureaucrats are doing to our country at all levels, clearly reducing our Canadian democracy in the direction of third world countries…this is alarming.  As a direct result of this mafia-like behavior, we have pharmaceuticals running our health care system, we have pharmaceuticals and psychopathic psychiatrists and other doctors freely drugging and maiming our children by the millions, we have doctors lying about the addictiveness and brain-damaging effects of the drugs they cavalierly supply to unwitting patients, we have a hospital care system rated as the worst in the civilized world and our health care system is imploding.  66% of people die in hospital and iatragenic illness (death or illness caused by medical treatment) is the 2nd leading cause of death and maiming in Canada. 

While our Canadian democracy is being decimated by big business and political interests, the federal government pretends its millionaire and billionaire supporters are not salting away money in tax havens to avoid paying taxes.  Our entire election system has been hijacked by lobbyists and corporate donors to political parties, most of the members of these parties involving in behavior that is designed to enrich them and their families.  We are paying for Senators who are rarely if ever audited..primarly because there are no rules that govern government ethics and where there are rules, they are either not enforced or penalties result in a slap on the wrist.  Canadian citizens are being robbed blindly, made ill at alarming rates by Big Pharma running wild, our skies poisoned by Chemtrails to ‘control weather’ and our lands ruined by Big Oil so that China can have our oil and gas. 

 Please, click here and read the brilliant summary by Democracy Watch and help recover our democracy by signing the petition demanding ethical standards in Canadian goverment at all levels(more…)

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Girl Guide Cookies Unhealthy

Girl Guide and Girl Scout Cookies loaded with GMOs!

    Girl Scout and Girl Guide cookies are made with GMO ingredients despite the many studies showing rats fed GMO ingredients develop horrific tumors and health issues, including obesity and gastrointestinal issues. Today’s Girl Scout and Girl Guide cookies are filled with health-destroying ingredients like genetically-modified (GM) beet sugar, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and transgenic soy derivatives.

One courageous US Girl Scout decided enough is enough.  Her petition, seen at www.change.org, demands that the Girl Scouts stop this practice – already the petition has gone viral.  As parents world-wide make efforts to avoid feeding their children GMOs and toxic foods, it is abundantly clear that the Girl Scouts and Girl Guide administrations are falling well behind the level of diligence that should be expected.

It should be easy to switch to non-GMO, non-toxic ingredients in their cookies, right? But not so, because Girl Scouts administrators have decided that the opinions of their bakers, who claim their cookies are safe, trump independent research studies showing massive health issues directly linked to GMO sugar beets and HFCS. 

According to NaturalNews.com, as well as adding your name to the petition at www.change.org  “You can also contact the Girl Scouts directly and ask the organization to reformulate its cookies without GMOs and toxic ingredients like HFCS, hydrogenated oils, and processed soy: http://www.girlscouts.org/contact/email.asp  This goes for Girl Scouts Canada.

 Four additional ways to help the Girl Scouts and Girl Guides of Canada develope a healthier agenda: 

(a)  Avoid buying Girl Guide cookies and Girl Scout cookies altogether, thus helping reduce the exposure the children have to GMOs.  You can explain to the children, in an age-appropriate way, why you are not buying the cookies.

(b)  Support the Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in other ways such as purchasing magazine subscriptions through their Magazine Program 

(c)   Offer a donation directly to the Girl Scouts and Girl Guides without purchasing their cookies:  Scouts Canada: 613-224-5134   Girl Guides: 416-487-5281

(d)  Speak up to stop the unethical use of children to advance Monsanto and Big Biz agendas that have been proven to create catastrophic illnesses!

 Together we can all make Scouting and Guiding activities safe. Girl Scout Cookies and Girl Guide Cookies must be safe and healthy!

What do you plan to do to help keep Girl Scouts and Girl Guides healthy and safe?

Grace Joubarne is an Ottawa-based Clinical Hypnotherapist, Founder of GracePlace Wellness and freelance writer of articles on health, alternative remedies and therapies and environmental issues.  She may be reached at info@graceplacewellness.com   1-888-390-3553 or Visit her website:  www.graceplacewellness.ca

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I have to chuckle when medical articles and mainstream media suggest that CAMs (Complementary or Alternative Medicine) or any non-conventional treatments are not supported by ‘scientific’ evidence.  It would seem the odds of having or recovering good health are far better with alternative medical treatments.

The legitimate scientific evidence about conventional cancer treatments shows that they are practically useless, that chemotherapy causes issues such as massive bone loss, permanent sexual dysfunction etc. and that radiation typically results in later onset of more cancer and further, that the rates of cancer survival have not changed in 60 years, although cancer rates have exploded.  And this is if you get a correct diagnosis in the first place. 

The legitimate scientific evidence about so-called mental illness is even more damning in terms of the  claims made on the effectiveness and safety of psychiatric treatments and drugs.  There is abundant evidence since 1970, both experiential and scientific, that mental illness does not exist, there is no chemical, physical or genetic abnormality of the brain to account for unwanted emotional crises and that drug-induced abnormality occurs only after psychiatric drug treatment and at alarming rates.  In addition, psychiatric drugs are linked with violence, suicide and homicide to such a degree that regulatory agencies all over the world issue ‘warnings’, though they still allow the unrestricted marketing and prescription of the products.  Studies have also proven that all psychiatric diagnoses are without any scientific validity, existing only because psychiatrists voted  them into existence.

Supposedly there is scientific ‘support’ for conventional treatments, but as Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, clarifies about that aspect of the scandal:  “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”(Marcia Angell, MD, The New York Review of Books, January 15, 2009).

I personally  lost two younger brothers to the conventional treatment for leukemia.  I survived, opting for treatment by a medical naturopath who uses only homeopathic, herbal and dietary approaches.  I never missed a beat and was well within 3 months of learning of my situation.  In addition, German New Medicine has conclusively proven over 20 years of studies that at least 13 cancers will resolve with a change of lifestyle and diet alone.

Tens of thousands of people annually obtain drug-free, effective hypnotherapy assistance to resolve emotional issues safely.  Qualified hypnotherapists can effectively assist clients to resolve anger, anxiety, depression, grief, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and fears of all kinds.

Medical science has been prostituted…it’s every man, woman and child for themselves and tens of millions of people have moved to alternatives as a result.  As a wise neighbor once said, the odds cannot be worse with alternatives then they are with conventional treatments. 

Fear-mongering by Big Pharma has driven us, like frightened sheep, to slash and burn treatments that leave most patients’ lives and bodies decimated.  It is time to stop fearing cancer and mental illness, regard them as a signal that something has to change and then make the dietary and lifestyle changes needed to support health.  The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when given the tools it needs…excellent nutrition, reasonable exercise, abundant love, respectful care and relentless commitment. 

Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist, offices in Ottawa and Belleville, Ontario, Canada  1-888-390-3553  email: graceplacewellness@gmail.com   www.graceplacewellness.ca

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It is easy to deceive anyone who is not expecting to be deceived, especially if they have been conditioned since childhood to trust their doctors and Health Canada ( or the FDA).  As a result, every 14 minutes prescription drugs kill a patient!

Widespread Big Pharma practices that ensure patients and doctors don’t learn about the true dangers of prescription drugs are staggering in their level of deceit.

Not only are drug company clinical trials conducted over a mere 2-6 weeks with selected participants who do not remotely reflect the usual patient population, but many clinical trials are ended early because of severe drug reactions, including death. These results are hidden away in drug company vaults until a lawsuit forces their release…but by then it is very much too late. We are not hearing the truth about these drugs from Health Canada or our doctors; we are hearing it from lawyers and victims.

Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, clarifies that aspect of the scandal:  “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”(Marcia Angell, MD, The New York Review of Books, January 15, 2009)

Terence Young, a Canadian Member of Parliament, author of Death by Prescription, lost a child to a prescription drug adverse effect.  Since then he has been investigating how drugs are approved and monitored and is advocating for changes in the ‘wild-west’ way the medical-pharmaceutical cartel is permitted to operate in Canada.  He testified during a Canadian Senate Standing Committee Hearing (Oct 2012) on the Post-approval monitoring of prescription drugs (see testimony mid-way in video)   that in very recent years, 27 drugs that were supposed to be safe were taken off the market, but as in the case of Vioxx, which killed some 65,000 before being pulled, not until many had been maimed or killed.

As Young pointed out, adverse drug reaction information is buried in linguistic acrobatics in medication pamphlets and medical ghostwriting.  But the bigger problem with the system is that drugs can be fast-tracked to market on the say-so of the drug company, without testing and without proper safety measures in place.  In fact, Health Canada does no independent testing and maintains no adverse reaction database.  Talk about the fox guarding the hen-house!

There is no post-approval monitoring of drugs, no national database for the reporting of adverse effects by the public and if/when doctors decide to report adverse effects to the drug companies, the drug companies are free to downgrade the effect…so that suicide attempt could be classed as aggression or depression.  Most times doctors dismiss adverse effects as being the result of the issue being treated!

As Dr. Healy, CEO and principal founder of Data Based Medicine Americas Ltd stated: “It is important to distinguish between suicide and death by misadventure. Suicide is the deliberate termination of one’s existence while in one’s right mind. Taking one’s own life under the influence of drugs is death by misadventure, not suicide. This distinction has huge legal, financial, insurance, and religious implications, as well as being of great importance to family and friends.”

As Young noted, in Canada death by adverse  pharmaceutical drug reaction  is too often listed on a coroner’s report as ‘death by natural causes’.  Adverse reactions due to pharmaceutical drugs alone cause 10,000 Canadian deaths each year and 150,000 injuries, but as Janet Currie, Director of Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group testified at the same Senate Standing Committee Hearing, these figures represent a very small portion of the actual damage incurred.  Most are not being reported to, or addressed by, Health Canada, the very agency we are conditioned to believe is on guard for us.

Off-Label Prescribing

Another major problem noted by Young and Currie was the profoundly unsafe practices of off-label prescribing by doctors, as this practice accounts for 5-20% of prescribing practices in North America.  Particularly troubling are doctor claims that they do not have the time to actually look into drug company claims of safety and efficacy…they just follow drug company dictates.

Off-label prescribing happens when a doctor gives you a drug that Health Canada has has not approved to treat the condition you complain of. This practice is legal and common, thus even toddlers are getting drugs never tested on children and never approved for use in children.  Besides begging the question “Why bother with Health Canada or the approval of any drugs at all?” we can also ask “Are off-label drugs safe?”.  

It’s hard to see how they can be safe, since most drugs have side-effects that cause problems beyond the original issue a patient sought help with.  Bottom-line, it seems that because of the fact that Health Canada does not do any of its own testing, relies entirely on drug company claims, does not monitor drugs after approval including those fast-tracked, that fast-tracked medications do not have any scrutiny before or after being marketed and that a drug can be prescribed at will by any physician for any reason and without explanation if something goes wrong, it is quite safe to say that anytime you put any pharmaceutical medication into your body you are playing a game with worse odds then Russian Roulette.

Drug Company Free-For-All

As a result of what seems to be a free-for-all prescription drug system with no safety precautions in place and what appears to be an absence of monitoring or consequences (except to the patient) for the drug companies and doctors who prescribed these medications, the fact is also that psychiatric drugs, heart medications and antibiotics are commonly prescribed off label.  Thus antibiotics are prescribed for viral infections even though they are designed to destroy bacteria only, and also, more often then not, when neither a bacterial nor a viral infection can be ascertained. Typically drugs are prescribed without any attempt to try natural remedies and therapies and/or dietary and lifestyle changes first, to the serious detriment of the patient who is looking for good health.

It’s not uncommon for depression medications to be used to treat chronic pain.  But what about the addictiveness and brain disabling effects of the antidepressants?  Well, the fact is that those little bits of information are not provided to patients even when the risks overwhelmingly outweigh the benefits and even when there are many natural alternatives for chronic pain.  In fact, hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis and meditation have been shown to be very effective in resolving chronic pain issues.

Study after study is showing alarming issues with vaccines and antibiotics.  Ethical doctors everywhere are urging people not to vaccinate themselves or their children and to use antibiotics ONLY in emergency situations.  Studies are repeatedly showing that statin drugs  cause adverse effects including muscle deterioration and are rarely as effective in controlling blood pressures as natural therapies that address lifestyle and dietary factors.  Let’s remember that the heart is a muscle!  Worse yet, anti-cholesterol drugs are shown to be linked to cardiac issues, increased risk of diabetes and memory loss …for starters.

The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) studies have shown that some newer antipsychotic drugs typically used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorders are also prescribed for depression, dementia, and other conditions despite there being no evidence that these drugs work. As revealed in the January 14, 2009 AHRQ study “Use of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Adults“, they increase the risk of cardiac death.

These facts are even more disturbing when we learn (Medication Madness by Dr. P. Breggin and others) that depression and schizophrenia sufferers do not have chemical imbalances  and can usually resolve their conditions very well within 6 months to 1 year with few, if any, relapses when the patient IS NOT medicated.  Once medicated, these issues worsen, become chronic, severe and irreversible.  The fairytale that any of these drugs are ‘helpful’ in the long-run is actually a tale of willful harm for profits, well documented by ethical doctors and scientists since 1970.

That relapse rates increase as a direct result of psychiatric drug intervention, that drug therapy in seniors seriously increases suicide rates, that drugs actually cause depression and drug therapy increases the rates of stroke is never discussed by doctors or mainstream media.  This is astounding considering the many studies showing the absolute ineffectiveness of antidepressant drugs and the increased cancer risk associated with their use. 

Psychiatric and pain management drugs are now the gateway drugs to illicit drug use and in fact facilitate the addiction to drugs with alarming ease. Most patients are not told these drugs are highly addictive and when the doctor is confronted later, typically there continues to be denial.  Doctors are not trained in the safe withdrawal of a patient from an addictive drug, thus patients find themselves trying to navigate a withdrawal mine-field alone.

With the newer psychiatric drugs, we are seeing epidemics of drug-induced bipolar, cardiovascular, kidney, pancreatic and liver issues.  These were rare in adults, almost unheard of in children…now psychiatric drugs have helped create an epidemic of drug-induced chronic physical illnesses.

The medicalization of non-diseases such as emotional reactions and everyday life experiences harms both the individuals so labeled and society’s fabric. The problem is that the treatments are causing epidemics of chronic diseases such as diabetes in addition to medication madness.

You can add to that the new drug-pushing habit of convincing people, through equally unsupported claims of ‘genetic’ links to illness, to undergo unnecessary surgery and ingest damaging drugs.

Grace Joubarne, Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in the drug-free, diagnosis-free resolution of emotional/mental issues of all types. Offices in Ottawa and Belleville, Ontario, Canada  1-888-390-3553  email: graceplacewellness@gmail.com   www.graceplacewellness.ca

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