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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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How did you arrive at the total tax levy of $448.7 million?

See page 2 http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/uploa ... tion/CY2016_USF_Intro.pdf

Another tidbit from that doc, the properties that Yvonne is always howling about getting a free ride paid $129m in 2015 PILOTS, vs $212m they would have paid in tax. But compared to the legacy properties paying 50% or less of their market based tax, these developments at 60% are actually paying a higher rate than Yvonne did for her fabulous brownstone on VVP!


In addition to her lies about the reval, multi-millionaire Yvonne doesn't feel she should have to pay for parking and spends all her waking hours forcing parking lots on Downtown where they are not wanted or needed.

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Re: USA added to list of persecuted Christians
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I think the fat slob should stick to her parking lot crusade. I bet if a GLBT group pitched in to build a parking lot, she'd become their best friends. Life must be so tough for the multi-millionaire "oppressed", white Catholic.

Posted on: 1/10 11:19
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Re: Amazon US Post office delivery issues
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Has anybody had issues with just regular letters not getting delivered? I've had several important pieces of mail (wedding invitations, bills, etc.) either get lost and not show up entirely or be returned "Return to Sender", even though my address was correct and clearly printed out.

Posted on: 12/20 23:06
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Re: Battle against the "Bayonne Box" in The Heights
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You should take a look at Slack for something like this - more real-time communication and it's an app everybody can download on their phone/desktop and have running in the background. It'd be perfect for organizing something like this. Much lower barrier for entry vs. having to register a yahoo email and there wouldn't be a super slow turnaround between everybody. Plus, their forum software sucks.

https://slack.com/

Posted on: 2016/11/28 10:52
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Re: Jersey City school board election November 8, 2016
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Here's an easy way to settle this - who is Yvonne voting for? Vote the opposite. Easy.

Posted on: 2016/10/29 19:17
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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just because you're an idiot who can neither do basic math nor apparently read a ballot does not mean that applies to the rest of us


Shame on your mother for not raising you with manners.


Shame on your for wasting taxpayer money with your ridiculous lawsuit to make this (election date issue) show up on the ballot, yet again. For all the griping you're doing about this increase, how much money did you force the city to waste on your stupid lawsuit?

Shame on you for knowingly using incorrect math and lying or just being an idiot by unknowingly using incorrect math to mislead people on the real cost of this to further your agenda.

Tell us, when these both pass with overwhelming margins are you going to respect the will of the people this time or are you going to go the way of your preferred candidate Donald Trump and waste more city money by contesting these in court?

Posted on: 2016/10/25 22:59
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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I really think her ulterior motive with the election date bs, in addition to whatever reasoning she uses it against Fulop, the depressed May turnout would better favor her preferred candidates.

More than likely, less younger and working professionals, mostly living in Downtown, will vote in a separate election. That favors the NIMBY/Yvonne/Neighborhood Association candidates.

Posted on: 2016/10/19 11:33
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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How do a condo owner pass along this tax? The math is correct. Twenty cents per thousand is $2,000 more in taxes if the revaluation is $1 million. Take one million and times it by .20, the answer is $2,000. The question is asked in hundreds, but we use thousands since it has been a long time since homes were assessed by hundreds.


It's called raising the rent on your tenant the next time their lease comes up for renewal to cover the cost if you so choose, if you own your unit and rent it out. Why is this a difficult concept for you?

Posted on: 2016/10/18 14:28
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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Both are looking like they'll pass. Deplorable Yvonne's opposition is thankfully a kiss of death for her own cause (I'll vote yes for both). Please tell us who you'll support for next mayor so we can vote opposite and that person can win in a landslide.


I guess you are not a property owner. What we have in JC are those people who live in tax abated homes and are not affected by rising taxes and those who are affected by rising taxes. If you are a person living downtown in a row house, you will be paying $2,000 more in taxes after the reval. I heard some homes sold for more than $2 milion, they will pay $4,000 more in taxes.


Funny how some people are willing to pay a little extra for nice things (parks), huh Yvonne? You should try it some time.


It also proves how out of touch she is with the real economy. Of course if an owner's taxes rise, they'll pass the cost onto their renters if it's large enough. Renters don't get a free ride as she seems to think.

She also seems to have pulled her tax increase numbers out of thin air, which isn't surprising. It figures that a woman who can barely spell or construct a logical thought could also do math.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 14:07
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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Both are looking like they'll pass. Deplorable Yvonne's opposition is thankfully a kiss of death for her own cause (I'll vote yes for both). Please tell us who you'll support for next mayor so we can vote opposite and that person can win in a landslide.


I guess you are not a property owner. What we have in JC are those people who live in tax abated homes and are not affected by rising taxes and those who are affected by rising taxes. If you are a person living downtown in a row house, you will be paying $2,000 more in taxes after the reval. I heard some homes sold for more than $2 milion, they will pay $4,000 more in taxes.


I am a property owner and I live in Downtown. I'll gladly pay extra money in taxes just to see your worthless opinions invalidated.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 13:53
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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Both are looking like they'll pass. Deplorable Yvonne's opposition is thankfully a kiss of death for her own cause (I'll vote yes for both). Please tell us who you'll support for next mayor so we can vote opposite and that person can win in a landslide.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 13:46
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Re: More teardowns and Bayonne Boxes coming in the Heights
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These are the type of houses that Yvonne believes should be built throughout all of JC... It's why she fights against historical designation.


Dammit man, why'd you have to mention her name? Now like the Devil, she will appear.


You're going to have to fight her tooth and nail to get the R5 zoning implemented. She's probably already called her respective councilmen and faxed the respective neighborhood associations and gave them marching orders to oppose it.

Posted on: 2016/10/14 15:00
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Re: Historic district may come to Jersey City's West Side
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When liberals do not get their way, liberals call the opponent "racist." Where is the adult conversation here?


That's rich. I recall you and your parking cartel cried racism to get your way on parking regulations the council proposed in Downtown.

Posted on: 2016/10/7 10:04
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Re: Fulop won't run for governor, will back Murphy, sources say
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Healy never made this announcement at the end of this first term.


Because no one anywhere, ever mentioned (or probably even thought of) Healy running for governor?


Why not? Healy is a lawyer and a former judge as well as a former councilman. Fulop was playing of the part similar to Hillary of not announcing until the very end.


Because he was an incompetent, fat oaf (figures that you would love him) and any aspiration of higher office was killed as soon as he was photographed passed out naked on his front porch?

I guess this makes your stupid election referendum lawsuit invalid. He'll be around for a few more years for you to rage against though, while you simultaneously keep up your parking crusade.

Posted on: 2016/9/28 13:50
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Re: Fulop won't run for governor, will back Murphy, sources say
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Thanks for the clarification. It could be something else. Maybe related to the long delayed reval?

I don't know what it is but there's a very bad smoking gun that he's aware of. There just has to be for him to make this shocking move. And I think we are going to find out in the near future.


Maybe there's no huge smoking gun, maybe he just conducted internal polling and saw that an urban-based, first-term mayor just wouldn't be as popular through the rest of the state and could have a problem winning election? He would be running against much more experienced candidates with better name recognition, regardless of his own merits would be.

Posted on: 2016/9/28 12:16
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Re: Fulop won't run for governor, will back Murphy, sources say
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Yvonne to be placed on suicide watch, immediately.

Posted on: 2016/9/28 12:11
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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Has nobody ever asked the city why we can't implement something like Cars2Go or the car sharing thing Hoboken did?

http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/ ... tion-parking/corner-cars/

For whatever reason, there is a dearth of ZipCar lots in the city and this seems like something that could work out well for getting some people in the brownstone areas to ditch their cars. The only catch is that the city may have to commandeer street parking space for their use.

Posted on: 2016/9/22 17:30
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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The problem is JC has done nothing to amend the parking code, permit hours (should be extended), regulating cars parking long-term with improperly registered out of area plates (resident owned vehicles trying to skirt higher insurance rates), and enforcement. This can be fixed NOW without increasing actual parking space realty/building more garages and will greatly improve congestion for parking in many areas of the city. Let's fix what we already have, in concurrence with expanding biking, public transit and car share.

The issue the OP has is that because permits in HP end at 5pm, and many new buildings have gone up with fee-based garages, a lot of newcomers are moving to these buildings and street parking their cars after 5 & all weekend instead of paying for the parking in their new shiny luxury building purely because they can due to the limit in permit hours. Just visit the streets around the Cast Iron Lofts - where cars NEVER parked on the street before the building went up. Guess what? Its full of cars now from new residents moving into the Cast Iron Lofts who came here with their cars, but refuse to park in the garage available to them.

Yes, Planning can continue to put lower parking to unit ratios on future construction, and they should. But make residents in buildings with garages USE THEM and not the street. You choose to move to a pricey new apt with a car, you can afford to pay to park it off street at your building.


Maybe a group of citizens can try to lobby Candice or someone else on the council to take up that 11pm bill again and organize a larger counter-group to push back on fat slob Yvonne and her crew when she shows up and cries racism because she won't have a guaranteed parking space for her 20 weekly trips to City Hall.

Posted on: 2016/9/22 15:15
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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Your logic is confusing. Yvonne blocked the permit hours extension because she said it would make it harder for people who don't live downtown to park downtown. So now more, not less, cars can come in after permit hours end at 5, not less. That doesn't lessen car ownership at all. In fact, its exactly the opposite effect.


Why on earth the council sided with and validated that despicable fat slob, who knows. They should know by now her and her parking cabal spout nothing but made up facts and nonsense.

Posted on: 2016/9/21 17:38
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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Staying static and becoming dense to the point of not having adequate parking are not the same thing. With regard to your comparison to Columbus and Marin, I think it can't go unnoticed that he housing stock there is very different. The Hamilton Park Neighborhood has always been mostly brownstones. The recent addition of multi unit housing was never part of the original fabric of the neighborhood. While, I am not totally opposed to some development, the development should be more appropriate to the area and should not depreciate the quality of life in the neighborhood. If we were to carry your argument further, it would stand to reason that you may support the idea that Hamilton Park should be converted into more multi unit buildings or a parking deck. Which I think would be a disaster Quote:

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So you just assumed a nice neighborhood close to Manhattan would stay static? If there was plenty of parking, by the second law of thermodynamics, that parking will be equalized with the rest of the city. Do you think people who live on Columbus & Marin have street parking?


MDU development is necessary because we're in a huge housing crunch right now. Unless you want us turning into San Francisco, the only solution is to build up than around.

There are also plenty of people living in downtown that don't own cars and don't need parking spaces that pay the same tax you do. Why should MY tax dollars pay for your stupid luxury of free street parking when we have tons of half empty garages throughout town you can utilize to make your life easier?

I suspect your answer will be "Wah wah wah, it was like this when I got here, I'm ENTITLED to it!"

Posted on: 2016/9/21 13:38
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Re: Small Ignorant and Intolerant Minds Masquerading as Enlightened
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This website is a private entity, much like Facebook or Twitter. It is the owner's jurisdiction to moderate and/or delete posts as they see fit and the owe no explanation.

If you don't like it, start your own forum dedicated to religious gatherings in JC.

Posted on: 2016/9/17 23:46
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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It is in the article besides, I spoke to the reporter who wrote the story. O'Donnell receives legal work from JC, he is on the committee to pick the reval and he gave a 100% score to the firm in his building.


Just because the firm is in his building doesn't mean there's a connection. I work in a building with lots of other companies, doesn't mean I'm personally or financially connected to them in any way.

Posted on: 2016/9/16 17:19
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Re: Masterplan meeting at City Hall tonight
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Well, that was an exercise in "we're listening" theater. I'm surprised they didn't suggest the JC master plan could bring peace in the Mideast, they seemed to believe it could solve all sorts of other problems like social justice and employment. No discussion at all of the "ecosystem" of the city, how and why changes in density and usage make a plan obsolete.


Could you elaborate? Did they have a blueprint in place already? What was the general sentiment of what people were calling for in there? My fear is that these meetings will be packed with Yvonne acolytes and neighborhood association types that will advocate for half the city being turned into a parking lot.

Posted on: 2016/9/15 22:20
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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Real Estate 101 teaches that all else equal a home in a quiet spot will have a higher value per square foot than one next to a club open til 2AM.

Brightside Tavern has been a consistent problem for their neighbors. I'm told the owner has been reasonably helpful and tried to work with the neighbors. Even with owner assistance there are still quality of life issues that would not be there if there was no bar.

328 owners want live music and a sidewalk cafe. Do you really think they are properly soundproofing the structure?



FWIW, I live right near Brightside and I've had zero issues. Perhaps a couple loud people walking down the block or people stumbling around, but guess what, that's part of living in any city. I appreciate the fact that they're there and I have a local place to go and meet my neighbors and grab a bite. You seem to think a shuttered storefront is a better option.

Your concept of real estate may be valid for suburbs but certainly not a modern city. If you need proof: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/rea ... bars-and-restaurants.html

And no, just because most of Van Vorst is zoned historic, that does not mean it should be hermetically sealed and sterile zone. In fact I would love it if the updated master plan had some zoning changes to bring the ground floors of these old buildings into commercial use.

It seems certain people forget the "CITY" part of Jersey City. And cities change. Move to a suburb if you don't like it.

Posted on: 2016/9/14 16:11
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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If you look at the streets which share the courtyard with 328 - Mercer, Varick and Monmouth are all residential. Montgomery has a laundry place and a shuttered museum; otherwise residential. Laundry spots tend not to lead to late night drunken noise, loud commercial HVACs, kitchen exhaust smell, etc.

No chip, just been around the block long enough to know that putting a big bar in a residential area leads to a lot of quality of life negatives, lower property values etc.


Except all the things you state *are not true*. We keep bringing up the examples on PJ Ryan's and Brightside. Did property values plummet and quality of life go down when they opened up? Quite the opposite. This bar/restaurant is not at all large by bar/restaurant standards. The fact you think that a street with existing commercial property adjoining streets with no existing retail is a reason for there to be nothing is idiotic.

If you want a sterile residential community, there are plenty of suburbs in Bergen County.

Posted on: 2016/9/13 18:40
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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DanL - unfortunately 328 Montgomery is in the Montgomery Gateway Redevelopment area. The Plan was written back in tbe 1970s when that stretch was vastly different than it is today. This is exhibit A for why the city needs a new master plan.

It makes no sense to have a 2500 square foot club/restaurant in an area that is otherwise residential. Furthermore, the owners are counting on the JCFD to NOT enforce the 49 person max occupancy.

Those who know restaurant math - please share the economics on how any owner could make money leasing 2500 sq. feet with a max occupancy of 49 (staff included)...


Well, thankfully for the people in the area that DO want to see more residential and local retail, there's nothing you can do to stop it at this point. I maintain in the absence of proof, your absurd claims aren't true.

For what it's worth, I live two blocks from where this will be and I'm hoping this jumpstarts more businesses coming to that area. Many of my neighbors that I've had this discussion with agree we need better and more local retail, so once again, we have no evidence the views of people opposed represent a majority of people in the area. I hope this becomes a successful business and brings more restaurants and actual useful retail to that block.

And if anything, this will all serve as a giant middle finger to neighborhood NIMBYs who think they're entitled to keep Downtown JC circa 1975 around forever.

Posted on: 2016/9/13 11:01
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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If you wish to see the plans that show there is only one way in and that is the same way out, the Planning Department at 30 Montgomery St, will be happy to show them to you.

Then you will be able to see for yourself.


Sorry, burden of proof is on the accuser. Making what sound to be unrealistic claims and telling me if I want to see evidence I need to march to city hall and ask is ridiculous.

Did you yourself do that? I think not. It's easy enough for people to jump on the NIMBY bandwagon and keep making ridiculous claims. Sorry Bread and mfadam, it's on you to back up your claims.

As I said, I suspect you won't because it'll invalidate every stupid argument you're trying to make.

Posted on: 2016/9/12 22:01
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Re: Drop By Barcade to Support the Embankment Preservation Coalition
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Wasn't there some chatter about making the space part of a light rail expansion if the park concept doesn't work out?

Posted on: 2016/9/12 14:48
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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not sure anyone knows whether it will be Hard Grove 2 or something else.

what is public are the architectural plans and they show a very small number of dining tables and a lot of space devoted to bar/lounge area...



Again, can you please post a link to said public plans so we can verify your other claims of one ingress/egress? You already admit that you don't know for sure that it will be Hard Grove 2, so that already blows one of your arguments out of the water.

Brightside has a very large "bar/lounge" area and not too many dining tables, as does PJ Ryan's. Again, this is ridiculous conjecture and NIMBYism at this point.

Posted on: 2016/9/12 11:21
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Re: Hard Grove Cafe
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I don't think comparing the new Hard Grove to PJ Ryans or Brightside is all that accurate. Both those bars were existing establishments when the current owners moved in. Some may even consider the bars they replaced as nuicance bars. ( PJs former occupant was known for a special menu that was sold in grams, and Brightsides's former occupant was a veiled experiment in nihilism (but kinda fun) called Booney's). Hard Grove is going into an area that hasn't had a bar in 40 years. So it's understandable that the neighbors are leary.
Hard Grove istself changed from a family friendly diner with great Cuban food, cheap, drinks, and dancing at night under the original owner; to a disco that served "not as good" food during the day, under its current owner. So thats another reason to be leary.
I prefer Rolon's above other DTjC bars, which coincidentally started on Monthomery, maybe the same spot of new HG, before moving to Keyhole in early 70's.
BTW Brightside is not an Irish bar.


I think it's also not accurate and unfair to take the past performance of an establishment in a different location and say with 100% certainty it's going to be a repeat. The neighborhood and demographics have changed quite a lot in the area.

I have yet to see any of the NIMBYs railing against this produce a single shred of documentation or evidence supporting their claims of what the concept will be and that this is going to be some neighborhood nuisance. It's all been hearsay and conjecture based on a couple people's personal dislike of the owners. As far as I'm concerned, there's no evidence it's even going to be called "Hard Grove", all we know is that the same group/owners that ran the prior establishment are setting up this current one.

Will all you NIMBYs and VVPA people *please* present some hard evidence to back up your claims? Until you do, as another poster stated, this is NIMBYism at it's worst and thinly disguised racism. I suspect they either can't or will not because like most NIMBY arguments, they easily fall apart in the face of real facts and they end up looking like fools.

Posted on: 2016/9/11 14:13
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