Friday, February 16, 2007

Corruption? In Chicago?

Wasn't it just last year or so that Daley was touted as one of America's best mayors?

How fortunes change. Via GatewayPundit:
And they don't even touch on the endemic corruption in the Department of Transportation, Buildings, Personnel, Streets and a myriad of police scandals (some manufactured, some not) along with the mysterious powers of low bid contracting turning out to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of 33% more than originally listed.

Imagine if we actually had competent local media investigative reporters.

45 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Kass where are your 10 twins? We need them now!

2/16/2007 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous DAGO ON THE JOB said...

I like when the news said things during the storm like " S & S commish Picardolini has his crews...."
Which crew is it: Grand ave, Taylor St, perhaps Elmwood Pk.?
He is even a good speaker, he is able to hide the thug accent. He should do well in this city if he doesnt cross the Irish Fueher.

2/16/2007 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This IS Chicago!!!

We need corruption!!

Do you think for a moment that anything would get done here if it were not for bribes, lies, graft, greed, backroomm deals, campaign contributions, skimming, nepotism and out-and-out theft!!

If things were to be on the rightous and honest path the earth would open up and swallow the city whole.

The new slogan for Daley and the Democrats,
CHICAGO NEEDS CORRUPTION!

2/16/2007 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These reporters are no doubt, attempting to avoid being covered with saliva at a press conference. We all know, that when responding to a question involving the "C-WORD", the mayor tends to "SPRAY IT", rather than "SAY IT".

2/16/2007 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

........Don't forget the heroin ring broken up in the Water Department. Thats why there are so many Alderman......Bosses for who knows what departments. Ex-cons and gang bangers working for the City....All fall people! All easier for Daley to "not know whats going on"

2/16/2007 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LISTEN TO THIS B.S.!
2 FEMALE PO'S RESPOND TO A DOMESTIC THE FEMALE SAVAGE SPITS ON ONE OFFICER THEN CLAIMS SHE HAS AIDS, THEN PULLS A BOXCUTTER ON THE OTHER CLAIMING SHES GONNA KILL HER,,THEY DISARM HER AND GET KICKED A FEW TIMES TOO WHILE PUTTING HER IN THE POLICE VEHICLE. WHILE IN THE STAION THE ANIMAL SAYS SHE IS GONNA GET HER GD BOYFRIEND TO KILL ALL OFFICERS OF THE DISTRICT AND TRIES TO THROW FECES AT THE OFFICERS TO GIVE THEM AIDS AND SHE ADMITS TO THE W/C SHE WANTED TO SLASH THE PO'S. EASY AGGRAVATED BATTERY PO RIGHT? NOPE WATCH COMMANDER CLAIMS THE POLICE ARE MAKING UP STORIES AND SHOULDNT WORK TOGETHER ANYMORE AND TELLS THE ONSCENE DICK THAT OFFENDER WILL BE RWOC!!! WTF!!! THIS IS 100 PERCENT TRUE..DONT GO TO 007 people

2/16/2007 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the ethically perfect reporters have been enticed, blinded and bamboozled by PERKS from these same city administrators that they are supposed to be reporting without compromise.
Did you ever wonder why they print what officials say as FACT, regardless of how blatant an attempt it is of spinning the truth.
Too bad the TV investigation into "BAD REPORTERS:IS THE NEWS INDUSTRY DANCING WITH THE DEVIL?" is not forthcoming.
Tell me there aren't newsgatherers accepting favors from private industry AND government fluffers under the table. These "reporters" would then be granted the best interviews with the biggest names & the hottest news leaks.
Do reporters have any influence?
Did you ever read "The Fixer" in the Sun-Times? Any Business that gets contacted by that "reporter" always gives the Complainer what they want regardless of how retardly wrong the customer was. After they finish soiling themselves, firing the employees involved & figuring out how much money they're losing from having their name dragged thru the mud by a scammer(possibly a competitor), do they have any recourse? No, the best they can hope for is that the yellow journalist doesn't strike again.
Why is the public so willing to believe that everyone is else is corrupt, but reporters are angelic beings that are in a noble quest for the Truth.
Are they any better than the ambulance chasers, the board-up guys at a fire, the defense lawyers, the spokespersons for the criminally inclined or are they just better at selling their STORY?
The worst that happens to them is if they flub a line in a funny enough way they end up a laughing stock on the internet. There should be legislation introduced at the next session for MISREPORTING!
"Squad, hold me down going in with one for MASS DECEPTION WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD.

2/16/2007 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word of the Day for
Friday February 16, 2007

Impregnable

Richard Daley's position as Mayor is impregnable.

impregnable \im-PREG-nuh-buhl\, adjective:
1. Not capable of being stormed or taken by assault; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress.
2. Difficult or impossible to overcome or refute successfully; beyond question or criticism; as, an impregnable argument.

Good luck Chicago.

2/16/2007 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think we DON'T have decent media investigative reporters? WHO do you think uncovered "hired truck?" THE SUN TIMES!!!

2/16/2007 05:44:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

So we've got ...what? Wambir aned Novak? That's two. In a city with 4 different Federal task forces going over hiring and promotion records and god knows what else.

They're as understaffed as we are.

2/16/2007 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
LISTEN TO THIS B.S.!
2 FEMALE PO'S RESPOND TO A DOMESTIC THE FEMALE SAVAGE SPITS ON ONE OFFICER THEN CLAIMS SHE HAS AIDS, THEN PULLS A BOXCUTTER ON THE OTHER CLAIMING SHES GONNA KILL HER,,THEY DISARM HER AND GET KICKED A FEW TIMES TOO WHILE PUTTING HER IN THE POLICE VEHICLE. WHILE IN THE STAION THE ANIMAL SAYS SHE IS GONNA GET HER GD BOYFRIEND TO KILL ALL OFFICERS OF THE DISTRICT AND TRIES TO THROW FECES AT THE OFFICERS TO GIVE THEM AIDS AND SHE ADMITS TO THE W/C SHE WANTED TO SLASH THE PO'S. EASY AGGRAVATED BATTERY PO RIGHT? NOPE WATCH COMMANDER CLAIMS THE POLICE ARE MAKING UP STORIES AND SHOULDNT WORK TOGETHER ANYMORE AND TELLS THE ONSCENE DICK THAT OFFENDER WILL BE RWOC!!! WTF!!! THIS IS 100 PERCENT TRUE..DONT GO TO 007 people

2/16/2007 02:39:00 AM

Half way through the story, I knew the punch line would be Mary Rozell. Easily the worst, most dangerous W/C in the city. And this nut wonders why she can't keep people on her watch.

2/16/2007 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she doesent give a shit about keeping people on her watch she knows that they will keep putting people there reverse senority

2/16/2007 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just spent several days polling numerous patrol officers whom I know to see how many of them will be sergeants in the near future and I am very dissapointed, but not suprised. Ham-fisted Neaderthals from 011 finish under one-hundred-fifty while experienced, educated (more than a few lawyers), working coppers and detectives finish above fifteen-hundred. Even persons attending high powered "hooked up" study groups fared poorly and will not get promoted.

The common denominator is the best and the brightest seem to place well above one thousand and the morons, barflys, and semi-literate are in the first three hundred. How does this happen in nature? It cannot. Something is horribly wrong with the evaluation and grading of this test. There were enough rumors about missing tests and delays to warrant an independent review of this test. The citys own proven pattern of corruption in hiring and promotion, coupled with the aformentioned allegations regarding those missing tests warrant removal of this list, if proved true. Now is the time to challenge this latest testing debacle and it's going to take balls, bucks, and time. SCC might be a good place to mobilize the troops and organize. We can't let this one pass.

PS SCC, I thought my Hutchie Moore comment was pretty funny...

2/16/2007 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt. M.R.....the poster child for legitimacy in CPD promotions?

2/16/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive heard stuff about 007 i'm waiting for a gold star to get caught up for cutting corners on 3rd watch. That dist. is a load of crap supervisors in traning waiting to bid to 008.

2/16/2007 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From 19thwardagenda.com blog:

joe know, on February 16th, 2007 at 9:34 am, said:

Today is the last day for six assistant Cook County states attorneys’. Four of them were assigned to the criminal division where they spent all their time prosecuting bad people. They are being laid off because of budget cutbacks.

The States’ Attorney has chosen to layoff this group of prosecutors rather than terminate other non-core social programs. One of those programs is the gang program run by assistant states attorney Mike” Little Pickle” joyce. Mike Joyce became a department head soon after being hired at rthe office despite have to take the bar exam three times and never having been inside a courtroom as a lawyer (except to defend himself). Word among the office is that he was afraid to put his legal skills to the test so his father had this position created for him.

According to an intertnal memo at the SA’s office his program is supposed to intercept young people and divert them into healthy pursuits, sports, education. What is really Happening is that “Little Pickle” at a salary of $80,000 a year spends all of his time hanging around the gym at Leo HS looking for boxers. That’s all he’s interested in. When he finds one with some potential he makes them sign a contract and appoints himself their agent and brings him over his boxing ring at 3012 W 111 street. That boxing ring also serves as his informal law office. This is the same building with the Celtic Boxing sign on the front. The boxing ring was paid with funds supplied by the states attorneys’ office last year. Cook county also pays “Little Pickle” $2,860 (this is paid by the states attorneys discretionary funds) a month as rent for the ring. That’s about $110,000 a year for “Little Pickle” when prosecutors are being laid off. “Little Pickle” puts about Eight hours a week into this program. The rest of his time is spent on hairbrain political ventures like Kelly for Congress or Sheehan for Alderman.

We are talking about a third-rate lawyer ghost payroller with too much time on his hands. That this is allowed to go on is preposterous. Where are our priorities and where is the US attorney? I think its time to show “Little Pickle” and the rest of his family the door.

2/16/2007 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that the inspector general is still looking for dicks to investigate city workers. The problem is he only investigates bullsh*t cases. The best case he indicted was some clown getting signatures on the job. I remember 6 years ago i visited streets and sant. office at city hall and the whole floor was working on Daleys election.

2/16/2007 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that Mary roselle story is true, those officers should get a C.R # on her immediately.

2/16/2007 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that the inspector general is still looking for dicks to investigate city workers. The problem is he only investigates bullsh*t cases. The best case he indicted was some clown getting signatures on the job. I remember 6 years ago i visited streets and sant. office at city hall and the whole floor was working on Daleys election.

2/16/2007 10:36:00 AM

>>>> He needs Dick's because he screwed every P.O> that worked for him! Look at the "Big case" he just busted! He called the media because he caught a city worker getting signatures for daley! THis guy should not be arreested of fired for that he should be put in jail for life for trying to help the thief daley!

2/16/2007 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: The state has on the board a statewide gun registration program. The governor will sign.

2/16/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that Mary roselle story is true, those officers should get a C.R # on her immediately.

2/16/2007 11:07:00 AM

OK,Then what you actually think a Captain is going to take minute of time? They'll turn it around on the POS and they'll be 30 pending on some trumped up BS.
I SIMPLY CANNOT BELIEVE HOW IGNORANT MORONIC CLUELESS& NAIVE YOU BRAIN TRUSTS ARE WHEN IT COMES TO THE WHITE SHIRTS AMAZING...

2/16/2007 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just spent several days polling numerous patrol officers whom I know to see how many of them will be sergeants in the near future and I am very dissapointed, but not suprised. Ham-fisted Neaderthals from 011 finish under one-hundred-fifty while experienced, educated (more than a few lawyers), working coppers and detectives finish above fifteen-hundred. Even persons attending high powered "hooked up" study groups fared poorly and will not get promoted.

The common denominator is the best and the brightest seem to place well above one thousand and the morons, barflys, and semi-literate are in the first three hundred. How does this happen in nature? It cannot. Something is horribly wrong with the evaluation and grading of this test. There were enough rumors about missing tests and delays to warrant an independent review of this test. The citys own proven pattern of corruption in hiring and promotion, coupled with the aformentioned allegations regarding those missing tests warrant removal of this list, if proved true. Now is the time to challenge this latest testing debacle and it's going to take balls, bucks, and time. SCC might be a good place to mobilize the troops and organize. We can't let this one pass.

PS SCC, I thought my Hutchie Moore comment was pretty funny...

What a baby, quit whining and study harder, everyone I talked to that used Berstein did well, so there goes that theory. Just because someone has a graduate or law degree doesn't mean they are automatically suppose to do better on a test than someone who doesn't. This job is and always has been common sense first and foremost, so get over it. This entitlement generation coming on this job now is unbelievable...

2/16/2007 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

assuming the incident in 007 is true, were these females ARMED at the time?

If so, why didnt they use their firearms for their intended purpose whih is to do away with people who threaten police officers with box cutters

2/16/2007 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe people are still complaining about the sgt's exam. I know plenty of officers who did well because they studied hard and went to classes.I know other officers who did nothing to prepare and they did not fare so well. I'm sure there are plenty who studied their tails off and did not do so hot, but that is the nature of testing.......

2/16/2007 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iam from 007, and i heard that story and it is so true she totally screwed those officers they are both goofs but definitely knowledgable and hard working. M.R. should be knocked down to PO shes not bright enough for LT or CAPT and this proves she definitely is in favor of the criminals...hey bosses !!How many coppers need to be screwed by her for you to DO something! the district is a mess PPOs training PPOs and the worst supervisors in the department by far. SGT's dont do anything for their troops and basically are spinless idiots waiting to leave. the 1st watch works their asses off and just gets harassed by these clown supervisors. What a joke

2/16/2007 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is Rex Hayes when u need him, He is the only copper who put Rozell in her place!!!!! They just don't make cops like they use too.....

2/16/2007 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left 007 almost a decade ago,glad I did too. It was a nightmare then and I don't mean jojo on the street,it was the bosses.You treat us like crap, we will find a happy place,even if we aren't so and so's kid. Why won't Fitz look into the merrit promotions where there is stoned face corruption,blatant,unashamed,rampant,corruption.WHy should anyone who is not qualified be promoted over good officers because he drove a car for someone,or was a good secratery,or got the coffee,or just because he's my guy, not to mention the nepotism on this job, it's truely disgusting.

2/16/2007 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rozelle's first day in 007, she went into lock-up and asked the prisoners if they had been mistreated by the police. Next day, half, if not more, of the troops submitted PAR forms. 007 had an awesome crew of coppers working there until she came. She drove alot of them out. What a shame. She could fuck up a one person parade.

2/16/2007 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
where is Rex Hayes when u need him, He is the only copper who put Rozell in her place!!!!! They just don't make cops like they use too.....

2/16/2007 07:29:00 PM

Ummm...Rex got fired....after costing the city several million in indefensible lawsuits.I knew Rex well,good guy,bad temper,strong as an ox and sometimes as bright as one.Theres reasons they don't make cops like they used to.Like jail,unemployment and getting sued into poverty.

2/16/2007 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I can't believe people are still complaining about the sgt's exam. I know plenty of officers who did well because they studied hard and went to classes.I know other officers who did nothing to prepare and they did not fare so well. I'm sure there are plenty who studied their tails off and did not do so hot, but that is the nature of testing.......

2/16/2007 05:42:00 PM

Hey moron look at who did well. I took the Berstien class and I am not making it. I was alright with this until I walked into the 3rd District tonight and saw a complete moron with stripes on his sleeve. This guy was no ordinary moron, but a moron with whom I worked with in Englewood, a moron who on more than one occassion had sympathy for the enemy. A moron who made detective withiut earning it (merit), a moron who will hurt you.

2/17/2007 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2/16/2007 02:18:00 PM,

First of all I am a boss you softball and second of all Bernstein is geared to the hopeless cases. I clearly addressed experience and common sense in my post-apparently these points escaped you. Not to worry, you and yours probably feel you are entitled to a merit spot.

2/17/2007 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just annex the southside of the city. It's just a big sh*thole.

2/17/2007 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOPE WATCH COMMANDER CLAIMS THE POLICE ARE MAKING UP STORIES AND SHOULDNT WORK TOGETHER ANYMORE AND TELLS THE ONSCENE DICK THAT OFFENDER WILL BE RWOC!!! WTF!!! THIS IS 100 PERCENT TRUE..DONT GO TO 007 people


1st Watch I'll bet.........

2/17/2007 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said...
So we've got ...what? Wambir aned Novak? That's two. In a city with 4 different Federal task forces going over hiring and promotion records and god knows what else.

They're as understaffed as we are.


HEY! Jesse Jackson is a contributor! Dont for get him.

2/17/2007 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even persons attending high powered "hooked up" study groups fared poorly and will not get promoted.


Owwwwww poor babies!! It's tough memorizing all those answers isnt it?

2/17/2007 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

HEY! Jesse Jackson is a contributor! Dont for get him.

We rest our case

2/17/2007 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's a lawyer that say's if he get's enough po's he willing to go forward kenneth flaxman 312-427-3200 leave a number

2/17/2007 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the cry baby who is so smart he couldn't pass the SGT's test...boo hoo. Go back to college and figure out why you suck so bad. Don't rain on the parade of those of us who studied, and more importantly, had the experince of actually working as the police and did well on the test. Gee, what a mind-blowing concept: work, study, do well. Who would've thunk it? Obviously not you ya mental miget. There's always next time or law school.

2/17/2007 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Just a P.O. said...

COME ON GIVE US A LINK SO GUYS CAN TALK FOP CORRUPTION

http://chicagofop7-thetruth.blogspot.com/

2/17/2007 01:53:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

COME ON GIVE US A LINK SO GUYS CAN TALK FOP CORRUPTION

http://chicagofop7-thetruth.blogspot.com/


You're welcome to post links to your stories here as long as they aren't in every single thread.

2/17/2007 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 2/17/2007 10:40:00 AM

You obviously are a newbie on the job. Flaxman is one of two lawyers who played a huge part in stealing the 1988 Lieutenant list i.e. EXAMSCAM. He is truly a piece of shit.

2/18/2007 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the internet. A bias account regarding the CPD, but you get the idea about flaxman's history.

Chicago Police Promotion Litigation
The 1977 Police Lieutenant's Examination
In 1976, the City of Chicago was found to have discriminated against black, Hispanic, and female police officers in hiring and in promotions to the position of sergeant in its police department,United States v. City of Chicago, 411 F.Supp. 218 (N.D.Ill. 1976), aff'd 549 F.2d 415 (7th Cir. 1977). The City prevailed, however, on the challenge to the rank of lieutenant.

The City administered a new lieutenant's test in 1977. This case was challenged in a lawsuit known as Bigby v. City of Chicago. The plaintiffs in that action, African-American police sergeants, were represented by Kenneth N. Flaxman and Stephen G. Seliger.

In July of 1984, the district court ruled in favor of the minority plaintiffs, concluding that the test "fails to measure relevant job functions," and that and ordered that future promotions to lieutenant be made "in accordance with the ratios of the applicant pool: 78.63% white, 17.7% black, and 3.58% hispanic."

Many of the minority sergeants who were promoted as a result of the decree the Bigby litigation went on to great success in the Chicago police department: fourteen of those who would not have been promoted but for the judicial victory went on to serve in high management (known as "exempt positions") in the Chicago police

The 1994 Police Sergeant's Examination
In 1994, the City of Chicago administered a test for promotion to sergeant . The test, which was devised for the City by Gerald V. Barrett of Barrett and Associates, had a gross disparate impact on African-American and Hispanic police officers. After a lengthy hearing (available in seven chunks one, two, threee, four, five, six, and seven, the district court refused to grant a preliminary injunction and the Seventh Circuit affirmed.

The case is now pending before the district court on the City's motion for summary judgment. Plaintiffs' brief in opposition is available here.

The 1994 Police Liieutenant's Examination
In 1994, the City of Chicago administered a test for promotion to lieutenant . The test, which like the 1994 sergeant's test, had been devised for the City by Gerald V. Barrett, had a gross disparate impact on African-American and Hispanic police sergeants. After a brief hearing, (available here and here), the district court denied a preliminary injunction. An appeal was not taken.

Trial began in late November, 1997. After seven trial days, (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7), the district court concluded that the written test was lawful, but that the City had discriminated against minority police sergeants by not supplementing test score promotions with merit promotions. The district court ordered 13 merit promotions and refused to grant any additional relief.

The Seventh Circuit affirmed. Plaintiffs' opening brief, reply brief, petition for rehearing, and unsuccessful petition for writ of certiorari are available.

1997-78 Sergeant and Lieutenant promotions
The City administered new police promotional tests in 1997 and 1998. These tests, which were developed by a different consultant (Dr. Morton McPhail of Jeanneret and Associates), also had a gross disparate impact on minorities.

The City attempted to lessen the discriminatory impact of the written test by making thirty percent of all promotions through a merit selection process. Merit promotions have been made in a race neutral, non-discriminatory effect.

The primary claim at issue in the challenges to the 1997-98 promotional process is that the City should not have imposed a 30% ceiling on merit promotions. This argument was rejected by the district court in the sergeants' litigation and is currently before the Court of Appeals, oral argument having been held on September 25, 2003. Proceedings in the lieutenants' litigation have been stayed pending disposition of the appeal.

Plaintiffs' appellate briefs in the sergeants' appeal are available here: opening brief, reply brief. .

2/18/2007 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

To 2/16/2007 02:18:00 PM,

First of all I am a boss you softball and second of all Bernstein is geared to the hopeless cases. I clearly addressed experience and common sense in my post-apparently these points escaped you. Not to worry, you and yours probably feel you are entitled to a merit spot.

2/17/2007 08:32:00 AM

Hey boss, the best suprvisors I ever worked for never had to tell me they were the boss. The way they conducted themselves let me know who they were. Although I have been many places and worked for many different bosses, the "I am the boss," bull shit is for school kids. It is not for adults.
So take your "I am the boss" attitude and "go get your shine box."

2/19/2007 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the tab on the left hand side of the Chicago Police's web site that reads "File an officer compliment or complaint online"? If you click it it dead ends but WTF?!! Don't you need to go sign an affidavit downtown somewhere?

2/20/2007 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes I have noticed. It must have have been disabled.

I feel 99% of all CR are shit. They dept shoudn't even have them.

Notice after a criminal gets thier payday- Merriday-Rodney King-Cruz all end up back in the court system. Once a POS, always one, but these libs love giving them free tax payer money and a voice on the news.

2/20/2007 04:33:00 PM  

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