Sunday, January 08, 2006

Good News

We don't know about anyone else, but this story is nothing but good news for Chicago Police Officers. Only one of the twenty eight original Robert Taylor project building is still standing as of today - and that one is scheduled to come down at the end of the year.

Last month, the final two buildings of Ogden Courts (2710 and 2650) started undergoing demolition. The low rises behind the Courts were gone years ago. The ABLA Homes are a shell of it's former self - last time we checked, 3 of the 6 remaining high rises were fenced off and set for destruction. About half of the ABLA low rises have been bulldozed and another portion is slated for destruction. We drove by the Ida B Homes a few weeks ago and saw a bunch of those gone, too. Horner fading fast. Stateway almost. Rockwell not long for the west side. What's left? Dearborn? Lathrop? Altgeld?

We have no doubt (though few mention it) that the relocation of dope operations from these buildings contributed mightily to the homicide rate of the late 90's early 00's. As the "market forces" establish themselves and "territory" is sorted out, expect the rate of killings to continue a slow fall.

UPDATE: Post corrected for Ida B instead of Ickes. But we read that Ickes are coming down anyway soon.

50 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to bust your BUBBLE...no building in ICKES has been torn down or closed. One building in Stateway 3651-53 S Federal St. One in Robert Taylor 5135 S Federal St.

What's up with this word verification thingy??

1/08/2006 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are those little 'jets all over 37th St called?

1/08/2006 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous alice said...

Question is, which friend/family member of king ritchie will get the rights to develope the land?

1/08/2006 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you call 100 people urinating in the street while drinking and throwing bottles and rocks at passers by as well as the Police?

You call them the boys and girls of Lemoyne and Central. They are the typical blacks that are the disease to this city.

I cannot wait to get out of this hell hole of a district I work in. I cant understand for the life of me how my fellow Police Officers can work in this type of enviroment day in and day out having to deal with such discusting low life animals. And all you can do is look and show Police presence hoping they dispurse without any Police officers getting hurt.

I am truley going to get out. I am not going to raise a family in a hell whole like this. I am truley greatfull for my job and the great coppers I work with, however I cant just sit and do nothing about an anamalistic bunch/race of people that is allowed to act like a bunch of drunkin animals and is positively rewarded by this city's Politicians and liberal groups to act as so.

I love being the Police. How did this Police Department let the streets go like this. I am afraid for the children I dont even have yet. I dont want them to grow up with these animals. Any copper that stays in this sewer of a city to raise a family is 100% retarded. I feel sorry for those who are stuck. God bless us!

1/08/2006 02:42:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Donut said...

To Anonymous 12:42 AM: Those Jets All Over 37th Are Called The Browning Extension Buildings Of The Soon To Be Gone I.D.A.B. Wells Housing Projects. Woo Whoo!!! Not Soon Enough. As Far As I Know The Brownings = (36th St. - 37th St.) Rhodes - Vincennes And = "THE ZONE" Which Is The Multi-Level CHA Bldgs On Inner King Drive From Pershing Road To 37th Street Are At The Far End Of The Copp'n Block. All The Gangsta's City Wide Are Moving South. Some To Englewood, Some To 006, Even Some To Altgeld But A Big Ole Chunk Is Moving To The South Suburbs. Burnham, Cal City, Calumet Park, Lansing And Lynwood. All Those Coppers Just Love Our City Now. They Have Gotten Literally Flooded With These Stone Cold Viscious Shoot'n, Dope Dealing Gangsta's And Have Little Resources To Battle Their New Major Hike Is Crime.

1/08/2006 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you believe that they actually rehabbed the Lowden homes at 95th and Wentworth...It actualy look s habitable, but not for long.

1/08/2006 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the poster at 1/08/2006 02:42:47 AM...Do something about it. IF YOU ARE THE POLICE LIKE YOU SAY YOU ARE. You take a couple of cars over there, go up to the biggest asshat on the corner and explain things to him. If they don't want to leave you re-enforce your message by locking all their asses up. And then you put pressure on the liquor store owner for letting them hang there. You have let your problem get out of control by just driving by.

1/08/2006 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well ladies and gentlemen , the news on public housing is this. The remnents of Robert Taylor and Stateway are coming down as we can all clearly see. The Dearborns are going to be rehabbed and are staying up. The Ickes are next to fall. All of the residents are given the option to remain in public housing or accept section 8 vouchers to go anywhere in the country, and some are taking advantage of that fact. However all of the suburbs that surround Chicago have to make areas of their city available for section 8 residents or face losing federal monies. Therefore brace yourself those of you in the lily white suburbs "the black man is coming to a neighborhood near you!"

Altgeld/Murray Homes are 90% vacant and are currently being rehabbed, when I talk to the residents there (yeah I work in 005) they inform me that they are given the option to move to the homes in 006 at 95th Street or take the section 8 trip. A lot of the former residents of public housing that cannot qualify for any of these programs are coming to a district near you, so brace yourself coppers in the slow districts for the influx of gang bangers and sex offenders that will be overwhelming you and your watch. Watch this summer when the "gang/narcotic wars really heat up". Can anyone say " Out of control Homicide Rate?"

1/08/2006 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dork, this has been going on for years and crime has been steadily decreasing. Is this something new to you? How did the job survive before they hired you? I just thank God you're here now.

1/08/2006 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buildings gone, shitheads simply displaced -- look at the east end of 008.

1/08/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the government had not subsidized concentrations of poverty in the manner it did, these problems would likely have disappeared years ago.

Look at the older cities of Europe and South America. Don't bother with France where they just concentrated public housing in the suburbs. Look at places where there is no such thing as public housing.

In South America, the slums are on the outskirts. In Europe, any poverty is on the outskirts and countryside. There is no way that the areas closest to the geographic and cultural jewels should ever have been ceded to public housing in the first place.

I'm a Republican, but don't get me wrong. If they are going to do this stuff at all it should be done as Section 8. And there ought to be a COMPLETE ban on concentrating Section 8 anywhere. The North Shore votes for politicians who support vouchers? Than the North Shore shouldn't be exempt from section 8 vouchers just because its expensive up there. Tell every community that they better accomodate *some* zoning that allows for multi-unit habitation, where one unit (but NOT any concentration of units) in some buildings could be used for section 8.

If everyone is subject to the effects (the way that *certain* neighborhoods of Chicago bore the great majority of the burden for Chicago), than perhaps we could get a more accurate plebiscite vote as to whether we as a people really want to be subsidizing someone else's poverty. For. 10. Generations. In. Some. Cases.

1/08/2006 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop the fedral section 8 money. Make them get off their lazy usless butts and get a job to support them and they 9 babies.

They only use they link cards to go bowling and buy 40 ouncers a King Cobra beer.

1/08/2006 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO : 1/08/2006 06:14:15 AM
What bubble have you been living in? Since they started tearing down the projects these people have been using seciton 8 vouchers and moving enmasse to the suburbs.
Look at Naperville, Schaumburg, Plainfield, Tinley Park, Orland, to name a few. Read the news paper, look up the TV news online, look at the crime spurts in those areas. The mutts have arrived and are living there! He's up in the 016th District, he's in 022 and he's in the west end of 008. No where/one is going to be exempt from this Section 8 voucher BS.

All you can hope for is that there aren't that many Apts. in your area or that they are all gonna go Condo.
The crime rate is going down in the city because of this.

Yeah, what with the Word Verification!

1/08/2006 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the 'jets on Harrison and California? As projects go, they're not too bad, but right before I went on furlo a while back, a hurricane fence was put up and all the lower windows were boarded up on one building. I thought, "Great, this will be gone when I get back." Imagine my surprise when I got back and saw that it was being rehabed.

Go by Western and VanBuren. Where Rockwell used to be (1 building still stands) there's a big sign for new townhomes and condos. That's just what I want to do..get robbed walking home from the El.

As for you, Mr. 10:41:10 AM, I resent your post. My people get up in the morning and head out to jobs. Why, just this morning, on my way to my side gig, I spied and ambitious young brother on a bike, with a cell phone to his ear. He was obviously on his way to make a delivery or pick of some kind. Perhaps for a pharmaceutical company?

And how about those energetic souls at Van Buren and California, always willing to wash your windshield for a few dimes...even when it's pouring rain out. Now that's dedication!

1/08/2006 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on 10:41, they also sell they link cards to buy they crack rocks.

Time to offer cash for gettin fixed, end the problems from this point on. Maybe 1,000 to 2,000 bucks per fixin.

1/08/2006 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02:42 47
I doubt very seriously that you as a Police Officer observed 100 people urinating on the publicway, and you the epitome of manhood and supreme policemanship allowed 100 infractions of
law breaking in your presence and not take onesingle police action....this is only a testimony to your continual brillant Police Work ethics, it appears that driving the other way is one of your top ptiority. To denegrade an entire race of people and evoke the blessing of GOD in the same breath.....the only saving redemption about you and your posting is that you have not produce offsprings, with like minded belief ad attitudes. You would be doing this department and the City a great favor by JUST quiting and Leaving to points unknown...I hear that the KKK are looking for a few good men and this should serve you wellin your views of self worth and superior dispositon. Leave Police work for the real Police, you apparently don't have enough time on the JOB to even bid out of a districts

1/08/2006 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were ordered to leave...and I quote..." before they start getting worse" I bet r kelly was in the limo they were all standing around. If we went to make arrests... I could just see it. Police envoke riot among peacefull community. Then we could all join the rest of the fired PO's..

And I didnt drive the other way. I was out of my Squad a 99 unit watching in discust at the actions of your bruthaz en sistaz.

How much worse can they be. What does the KKK have to do with this. Nice try in baiting me into a typical racist wa wa wa tribute. But the animals were in full force. It may be normal living to you however not to normal hard working non welfare ssi link card carrying people.

Why not try going there with your video camera and catching them in their usual state of mindless activity. Then you can give that to the news media to show everyone what the ghetto rats are really like.

1/08/2006 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To denegrade an entire race of people ....

not what was intended. I am just relaying a factual incident of the typical "west side Chicago" minority, and how they really act.

Not all muslims are bomb throwers. Not all Italians are mobsters. Not all African Americans are low lifes.

Its just that many of the blacks on the west side leave much to be "UNDESIRED". I only speak from the way I watch them act.

Take a drive up and down North Ave. from Central to Central Park and watch the discust yourself. Video tape it and prove me wrong. The truth always prevails.

1/08/2006 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate your comment and ideas, above copper who is disgusted. What you have to realize though is that most "All Powerful cops" on here will bash you no matter what you say, as well as question your "real police" standing. I hate the trash and ghetto shit heads too, but it is our job to attempt , at least to stop that. I too want residency so I can fight the good fight but have schools available for my kid that are not plagued and bus friendly.

1/08/2006 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Mr. dictionary said...

For the last time, it's disGust! NOT disCust!

1/08/2006 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there such a place in this state? I dont want my kids to be around any of this.

Why do they cover such actions up?

1/08/2006 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOu have one hundred shit heads doing their thing in the 015th district and the cops dont don anything and none of you comment. IF that happended in 016 you wouldnt stop telling them what pussies they are! My point is things like this happen all over the city and in every district. Those without sin cast the first stone.

1/08/2006 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. Last post.

But what do we as Police Officers do? We are pinned down. Its DisGusting. We are so frustrated that we are bashing each other instead of pooling together to take control.

1/08/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not trying to be a dick here ( although I'm sure someone will call me that or similar within a few posts ) but who cares if there are 100 young blacks whooping it up on a street corner in their own neighborhood? If there is a complaint about it, that's one thing, but to just drive by it and be so affected by it, that seems kinda silly to me.

I know it can ( and probably will ) turn into a fight or shooting at some point, but really, are you going to solve anything by busting up a group of people who, for the time being, are minding their own business and just doing what they do?

If it were on my front lawn, there'd be a problem. But it's not, so I really don't care if they want to hang out in their own neighborhoods.

There is a huge cultural difference between the races. Doesn't make any one particular race any better than the other as far as I'm concerned. What's the difference if the blacks want to hang on the street and party or if the white teens hide in someone's basement to smoke weed and sneak beers?

Before anyone calls me a liberal, which I do not consider myself at all, answer those questions with something more intelligent than , "becasue they're animals"!

1/08/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the difference if the blacks want to hang on the street and party or if the white teens hide in someone's basement to smoke weed and sneak beers?

The problem is these same blacks are corrupting the white neigborhoods. If I didnt see them driving around my area I wouldnt complain. But they are being placed there to live and that I dont like at all. I dont care what they do to each other. What should we say other than their animals?

I say start video taping them while at work and start getting those video tapes out in the public for viewing.

1/08/2006 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The problem is these same blacks are corrupting the white neigborhoods."



Um, LeMoyne and Central is a white neighborhood? Maybe 30 years ago. Cause that's what I thought we were talking about.

What would video taping them prove? Who would show the tapes? Who would care to watch the tapes?

Some of you guys really need to relax. This hatred and fear of blacks is almost comical. Almost. This constant worry that blacks will invade your neighborhood and steal your daughters is a bit of a stretch.

Jesus...maybe I AM a liberal afterall. If liberal means not worrying about things that I can't control and don't really effect me anyway. You do realize you can't control who lives where, right? I mean outside of cross burnings and murder, you'll just have to deal with it.

1/08/2006 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why dont you go move by them then. They have destroyed everything and every area they have moved into. Can you argue that?

Just ask the residents of Taft high school just how much they enjoy the west side animal walking past their homes. I am one of them and I DONT. They act as they do because nobody will challenge them because your racist for asking a human being to act like a human being.. Go and walk past them at Lemoyne and Central. You will be robbed and beaten outside of 3 minutes.
You like it so much take the family to Detroit for a vacation.

The truth is the truth. Stop the free rides and make them take care of themselves. A black male/female can remain a ward of the state while in their early 20's. Why. These arent troubled kids. Their just lazy and taught to act this way. I dont want to see them period.

1/08/2006 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see more and more of them in 016 why?

1/08/2006 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

I see the hidden word verification still is not halting the posting of racist comments.

That's okay (not the goofy posts) as that is your constitutional right. Still making us look bad, but that does not matter I guess.

1/08/2006 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the racist comments? Everything truthfull is racist. Why is that?

1/08/2006 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the difference if the blacks want to hang on the street and party or if the white teens hide in someone's basement to smoke weed and sneak beers?

When your inside your not seen. Your not causing problems on the street. Your not destroying everything in your path.

1/08/2006 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous limp dick is the best said...

Help me! Help me! I have white man's burden!

1/08/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lefty, The media will never give the race of a black suspect on the news, crimes blacks commit against whites are never reported as hate crimes by YOUR media, blacks are 7 times more likely to commit homicide and 8 times more likely to rob than whites, the fact that blacks had a large hand in the process of slavery is not taught in our schools. The white man was is generally law abiding and hard working is vilified, yet any valid criticism of blacks will have you painted as a Nazi hate monger. Now you tell me who is the true victim in this scenario. Who cares if you have my IP address because not one thing in this post is fabricated. Is the truth now to be considered racist slander?

1/08/2006 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they cant fuck it or eat it, THEY DESTROY IT!!

1/08/2006 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bust caps, and fuck hoes, the code of da Ghetto!!!!!

1/08/2006 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HATE WHITEY!!!!!!!

1/08/2006 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reposted

Guy I know told me that you'll get $400-500 per bedrm from sect 8.

So you buy a shitty 4 bdrm house at 72/Morgan for $170,000 at 5.66% (best current) for 30 yrs = $982 / mo. 4 bed rms x $500 = $2000. $2000 - 982 = $1018 per month of *profit*. Like that?

Now consider some of those mega-apts on Douglas Blvd that have 30-50 units!!! I wonder why Sec 8 is still around.....

Treason doth never profits, for if it profits, none dare call it treason!

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
We were at a 2-flat on Wrightwood and Cicero where the landlord was getting 1300 usc. for rent. Section 8 money! And then you wonder why there's so much rentals doing it. Its good money, it gets paid on time, if there's damage, it gets paid for by your tax dollars. GREAT SYSTEM!!!

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This guy is close on. But it's not just bleeding heart NPR freaks that like it too. There are a lot of land owners that just cant pass on the easy money, I'm sure the majority of them are not Democrats! Are you so foolish that you believe that these landowners, many who have millions invested, are doing it because they feel so desperate for their love of fellow man kind? Or that they are suffering from white guilt. (oh, and btw, not every Sect 8 LL is white!)

Sect 8 artificially inflates housing prices. Think about it. You house costs more because this program is ineffect. If a ghetto family can't pay the rent, Sect 8 it out! If no yuppie doesn't buy your new construction condo that you are caught flipping, Sect 8 it out! The G will pay way more than what the free market would allow.

Look past the black and white, detectives! Sect 8 is communism for land lords. Rather than letting the free market make its way, they have the G help them along, inflating the price for everyone!

1/03/2006 11:12:24 AM

1/08/2006 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was one black officer that showed up on scene that night in 025 (at Lemoyne & Central)...He said he was embarrased at what he saw.

1/09/2006 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Kevlar Umbrella said...

CHAC Vouchers are like section 8 in ways except true Sect. 8 pays for only part of your rent. CHAC Vouchers pay for your entire market value rent. CHA relocations are covered under CHAC. CHAC vouchers are only accepted in residential areas with less than 10% poverty. You won't be able to get that multi-unit building at 72 and Morgan occupied by CHAC Voucher tenants. Now if you were at 63 and Austin or Devon and Harlem you could get as many as you want.
Public Housing was privatized by Daley and Clinton almost 7 years ago. CHAC Vouchers are fast becomming the norm of public housing nationwide!
Where are you going to run to?

Central America looks like a great place to retire!

1/09/2006 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We pay up the wazoo to live here hopefully safe and peacefull and they move the disease right next door to you for free.

And you wonder why they act as they do. STOP CHAC! Stop all free rides.

1/09/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger Malcolm X's little brother said...

Maybe the homicide rate went down because of the higher number of persons in prison. I would bet that is the case.

Obviously you do not work in a high crime area or you would know the residents of the high rise prisons are now living in neighborhoods.

It's the fault of the government not having proper jobs training programs. Money for bombs and not the poor!

1/09/2006 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The job training programs are there, the bodies are not. Maybe if they started the programs sometime afternoon they would roll out of bed and show up for one, thats's a big MAYBE.

1/09/2006 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day and Im outa here said...

The poor blacks want to be poor in many cases.
they use drugs and alchohol.
they shun education and turn their noses up at those who pursue education, calling them "acting white"
Tey have babies willy nilly with no desire to be parents or spuses
they commit crimes and join ghangs
THEN the government pours money on them and tries to bail them out ot the holes they dug for themselves

Fuck the Poor

1/09/2006 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with these vouchers are enforcing the lease terms that CHAC voucher holders live under. If a family or family member becomes a public nusiance in a particular neighborhood, terminate the lease. If a household member commits a felony, terminate the lease. There are hundreds of families living in neighborhoods that are law abiding. If you are too ignorant to appreciate the opportunity given you,then you shouldn't have it. And people who go to work everyday and pay a mortgage or market rate rent shoudn't have to suffer the burden of living around such people.

1/10/2006 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's the fault of the government not having proper jobs training programs. Money for bombs and not the poor!"
Ummm, I thought school was a "job training program". When did it become the governments job to make sure you get a good job? Since busing has been instituted there is no excuse, the playing field is level and has been for some time. Everyone has the same education. And by the way I work in the ghetto.

1/10/2006 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you guys are intrested in reading about a few good old housing tact officers do a "google" search "KICKING THE PIGEON" and see what they are going through now for 10 years of police service to the public housing community. In federal court

1/10/2006 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's some bull-shit liberal, made up garbage. Looks as if "sassy" just want's to supplement her welfare, and sec. 8 with a lawsuit against the city. It's become a revenue source for the low income garbage of our city, it's NOT a job..it's called a lawsuit!

And the loser who wrote it is a failed author/college professor no doubt! Who has a case of left wing guilt for the poor! DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ!

1/11/2006 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:42:47

Let me see if I go this right. You are at Lemoyne and Central and you see a few Negroes acting like fools, throwing rocks and bottles at passerbys (including you) and you don't do anything? You hope that your mere "presence"" will make them go away? Why didn't you call the troops over and take back the corner if things were that bad or seeing a few Negroes standing around on the street bothered you so much? You ask " how did the Police Department let the streets go like this"? It happened because of guys like you sir. People masquerading as Police Officers (seems to be in abundence lately)afraid or unwilling to do things like disperse a crowd or make an arrest on their own without a Sgts. approval.

You say that you want to move out, that you don't want to raise a family in a hellhole like this. Were you thinking of buying something at Lemoyne and Central or does what happens there ruin the rest of the City. Does this mean I should cancel my plans for a Lincoln Park condo because what happened at Lemoyne and Central makes the rest of he city a "hellhole"?

You say that you love being the Police? Then BE the Police. You are acting like a poser, a wannabe. If things were that bad, what did YOU do to make it better? Lock somebody up tonight and every night from now on. Don't just sit back and moan about it on some website. If you can't cut it, go drive a bus. Or better yet, go get a job with the IPS. You sir will be a star there.

1/11/2006 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be paitent boys & girls. The dismantiling of public housing is only the first step. You'll have to suffer looking at the "refugees" from the projects for a few years, but the situation is far from permanent. As the financial insolvency of government Federal,State,County and local becomes more apparent,(It's already the 800lb gorilla in the room everyone pretends not to see.)fiscal cuts will be made. The voucher program will be among the first to go. Our country is in staggering debt.The war in Iraq, taking care of our disabled veterans, rebuilding New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast on top of one of the largest defecits in history is going to bring this country to it's collective financial knees UNLESS concessions are made. The tax pool is shrinking. Wal Mart has passed GM as one of our countries largest employers.We'll all be paying hiher taxes for less service. In a few years, if you can't afford a mortgage or market rate rent you won't have a Chicago zip code. The city will be gentrified by default and the new ghetto will be the south suburbs.

1/14/2006 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous SCC sucks my cock said...

SCC=Stupid Crying Cunts

1/15/2006 11:02:00 PM  

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