Sunday, January 18, 2009

Satellite Tax Illegal

Gee, who'd have thought the mayor and his cronies would ever try anything illegal?
  • Mayor Daley is pulling the plug on his controversial plan to end the free ride for 135,000 Chicagoans who get their cable TV by installing a satellite dish.

    Daley quietly introduced a repeal this past week of the ordinance tied to his 2009 budget requiring satellite customers to pay the 9 percent amusement tax that applies to monthly cable TV bills.

    To get around a federal law that appears to ban cities from taxing direct-broadcast satellite services, Daley wanted to require DirecTV and Dish Network to give the city's Revenue Department the name, address and phone number of all of their Chicago subscribers so the city could do the billing.

"To get around a federal law"

That kind of says it all for this mayor, doesn't it?

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley's got a whole shitload of more 'crucial to his future' federal laws to worry about 'getting around', doesn't he?

1/18/2009 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these new 3 yr wonder tact officers sell their souls to wear blue jeans - karma is a bitch guys what you do will come back to u- I know- worked it for many years!but when it came down to drinkers and pissers I'd had enough- thats not police work! thats " SELLING YOUR SOUL"





BULL SHIT...I live in lincoln park...you know what, I don't have a problem with GANGS OR DRUGS.

But I do have a problem with pissers and drunks.. and DOGS off the leash..
so should I get fucked, because I live in a decent neighborhood. these are the problems that need to be addressed.
I'm sick and tired of hearing cops bitch, "be the working police and go to a real district" you know what WE LOVE ARE WORKING POLICE IN 18,19,23 dist..that put asshole pisser and drunks in jail.

nobody here thinks they are not the "real police"...


not a cop
signed
John Morgan
VI Daley's office
43th WARD

1/18/2009 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ! And I'm sticking with Directv - even more now that I know I'm not giving little bitchie rich any extra tax money to hook up his friends with.

1/18/2009 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Daley wanted to require DirecTV and Dish Network to give the city's Revenue Department the name, address and phone number of all of their Chicago subscribers so the city could do the billing."

Didn't he get hold of state FOID and federal 4473 records in the same spirit -- so that the Chicago Police Department could "scrub" these records against city gun registrations?

"Registration leads to confiscation?" Hah! Pay it no mind. Another ridiculous canard of the NRA.

1/18/2009 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, after meeting with satellite industry attorneys, the Daley administration now says that the proposed end-run was illegal.
Just like the propose no retro and salary increases is illegal!
You can not reward yourselves with over $150K salaries but then tell the blue shirts that only peanuts is available for the blue shirts!

1/18/2009 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city will turn out to be like Berlin after WWII. It will be divided up among the conquerors and a big wall will be put around it to keep the people in.

Hey, wait a minute.....what am I saying? It's like that already. Instead now the city is divided up among 50 aldercreatures and the big wall will be keeping us all from going outside the city limits to "get around the city taxes."

Funny how history tends to repeat itself.

1/18/2009 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I do have a problem with pissers and drunks.. and DOGS off the leash..
-----------------------------------
OMG! The city is going to shit! Flood the area with the Sat teams. Get the MSF to this area to quell the violence!

Hey Morgan, did you ever even consider that at least HALF of the probles that you stated that is happening in your beloved section of the kingdom stems from people that LIVE there?

Thought not.

I'm going straight to HQ and demand that the super create a new response team. We'll arm them with the newest ANOV's and set them loose.

1/18/2009 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous RAY RAY BURGER BAM BAM WINKE said...

not a cop
signed
John Morgan
VI Daley's office
43th WARD

SAID:

you know what WE LOVE ARE WORKING POLICE IN 18,19,23 dist.




Umm....John Morgan, it is OUR, as in "We love our working police in 18, 19, 23 dist"

When you sign your name, and claim that you live in God's country, you should ensure you spell everything correctly. Helps you make your point and it helps with everyone reading your post not thinking you're a putz.

RAY RAY BURGER BAM BAM WINKE

1/18/2009 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time out. John Morgan is only talking about what the problems in his area are. Why should he, his wife or his children have to leave their homes and see some goof urinating on his lawn or in an alley? He shouldn't. Nobody should. If anybody should get good Police service, it's people like John. Or people like us that live in Edison Park, Norwood Park, etc.,etc. People who go to work everyday, pay taxes and are generally an asset to the community. If you work in an area where gangs and drugs are the biggest problem, have at it. If you work in an area where pissers and bustouts are the biggest problems, then be the Police and take care of your Districts biggest problems. I've worked in places like 019,023 and am now working in one of the faster districts on the westside. Ya know what? We spend more time and waste more manpower on the people that hate us, sell dope, won't do anything to help themselves and generally make their own lives more miserable than we do in a nice area like where John lives. Why? Why are sending all these coppers from units like TRU,MSF, Saturation Teams, gang teams, tac teams to the south and west sides when we have people like John who probably do like and respect us, who probably would treasure a copper that works to clean up their neighborhoods? Get rid of the notion that your not the Police if your locking up pissers and bustouts or that your not the real police unless your coming in with guns and dope. I have alot of time on this job, worked in many different areas and I can tell you that there are some "real policeman" working in areas like 019 or 023. They understand what it means to be the real police. It's who you are, what you are and how you do it that defines the "real police. You work on whatever the problem of the community happens to be. If it's gangs and dopers, so be it. Bums and pissers,so be that.

Now John, as for you, it wouldn't hurt if you and people like your boss weren't so liberal. It's people like Vi (yes I know her) who contribute to your own problem. Be more supportive. Remember that those young urban youths that you guys think are so cute as they walk around your neighborhood are not that cute in reality but are in fact looking for victims. Get your head out of your arse and look around and smell the roses (not you perhaps but most of your constituents). Be a friend of the Police and tell this shithead of a Mayor to start treating his Police Officers like they deserve to be treated. With respect, compassion, a new contract, a fully funded pension fund, bosses that know what they are doing, a Superintendent that comes from within, safe and well maintained cars, radio's that work, a command staff comprised of POLICE OFFICERS, not civilian friends of the Mayor or former FBI agents who don't know the first thing about Police work. Tell Vi to start holding the Mayor accountable and to stop being his rubberstamp.
John, tell Vi that you spoke to a Police Officer (me) today. Tell her that I said that I've been on the job many years. I've seen good bosses and bad bosses. I've seen moral low, I've seen it high. Tell her that I said that I've NEVER SEEN MORAL THIS LOW! Tell her that if she would actively work to get rid of the current Superintendent and his FBI cronies who are complete and asolute failures and have done more to lower moral and harm this Department than all the Hillards, Martins and Rodriguez combined, it would go a long way to returning this Department to what it once was. Tell her we have many people that can run this Department. Dugan, McCotter,McNulty are just a few names that pop into my head. There are many more.

1/18/2009 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey PISSER and DOG WALKER how about getting the city counsel to write anov s (you sure make enough money to).Then add police to the westside, so the POs arent working the Real city alone. Lincoln Park LMAO. ( again that part,011,007,009,015, of Chicago doesnt exsist does it?)

1/18/2009 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
But, after meeting with satellite industry attorneys, the Daley administration now says that the proposed end-run was illegal.
Just like the propose no retro and salary increases is illegal!
You can not reward yourselves with over $150K salaries but then tell the blue shirts that only peanuts is available for the blue shirts!

1/18/2009 06:08:00 AM


Since when does fucking jagoff Daley care if something is legal or not?

Hired Truck; Meigs Field, bulldoze Bensenville, Robert Sorich, Al Sanchez, Don Tomczak, what the fuck, the list is almost endless.

He got caught by some attorneys who showed him how they would cost the city more in legal fees than the city stood to collect.

Two things would improve my day immensely: Daley getting indicted or Daley having the big one like the old man. I would of course rather see Daley suffer the humiliation of indictment and conviction.

There are way too many of the Daley clan still walking around ready to step in and take over should the opportunity arise. If this one goes the others are all around, they sprout up like weeds, ready to take over. Sort of like the English for hundreds of years.

Say, did Harold Washington have any children?

1/18/2009 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the Lincoln Park poster.I too live in a nice area and SO SICK of the pissers, panhandlers,,and all the other mopes that make my walk down the street unpleasant...@#$& them! Lock them up!! maybe then they will get a clue! They only come up here to fish from the richer waters. You would be amazed "supercop" the warrants you find if you stop these people-stops you consider below you!

1/18/2009 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. Has anyone actually looked at the charges on your electric bill. WTH??? I was gone 8 days in December. Unplugged everything, had few Christmas decorations up, and if they were turned on, it was a couple of hours on the weekend. Heat turned down to 63 and the fucking bill was $12.00 more even after being gone for 8 days. Cannot wait for the gas bill.

1/18/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. SouthSide says---

"...so should I get fucked because I live in a decent neighborhood..."

No--you should get fucked for the following reasons:

You work for a liberal piece of shit. She is part of the Chicago problem, not the Chicago solution,
and so are you.

You do have a probem with drugs and gangs, but you can't see it because you have your head too far up your ass.

You don't know how to properly use OUR instead of ARE.

Nobody there thinks that your police are not the real police because they have never seen real police, and they just don't think, PERIOD.

1/18/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going straight to HQ and demand that the super create a new response team. We'll arm them with the newest ANOV's and set them loose.

1/18/2009 07:04:00 AM

Keep making fun of the people that actually appreciate your dumb ass! Do you work in a "fast District"? Are you the "Real Police"? I'm impressed, now tell me how many of the residents of your District take the time to come on here and say "thanks" for taking care of the issues that plague their neighborhoods? One pisser taken off a block with million $ homes is worth 20 low level rock slingers taken off of anywhere on West Chicago Ave!!!! Keep thinking your changing the world...one rock at a time....

1/18/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm going straight to HQ and demand that the super create a new response team. We'll arm them with the newest ANOV's and set them loose.

1/18/2009 07:04:00 AM"

But in reality you'll be elbow deep in some Hypes Ass searching his lower GI Tract for the elusive one rock. Then when you find it use that same hand to eat a rib sandwich. Becuase that's what you live for,to seek validation from your fellow goofs

1/18/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess when poeple have had enough maybe something will be done, but as long as folks sit around and do nothing, then nothing will happen... take some of those minutes off your cell phone calling package and just start dialing the Mayors officer and tell them how you feel...

1/18/2009 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I do have a problem with pissers and drunks.. and DOGS off the leash..
so ...............................
another concerned citizen working for an aldercreature. the pissers are mostly 30 somethings that think they are still in a frat. the dog people are just plain nuts. you ask them to leash their animals and they all become lawyers. i have dogs and never let them run off leash. never know what might happen. before you spout off about this again, tell your neighbors to keep it in their pants and leash their dogs.
also you got some brown on your nose.

1/18/2009 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"BULL SHIT...I live in lincoln park...you know what, I don't have a problem with GANGS OR DRUGS.

not a cop
signed
John Morgan
VI Daley's office
43th WARD

1/18/2009 01:32:00 AM"


Then you're in luck, because they're coming to your neighborhood, and not just to drop dope off for your kids to indulge in.

1/18/2009 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal laws do not apply in the"Peoples Republic of Chicago".There is only a supreme leader.

1/18/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COME ON PEOPLE! He's just trying to make living conditions better for all of us. In these hard times, it is imperative that our Mayor investigate any and all new revenue sources for our City. Besides, its awful ballsy of those damn satellite subscribers to try to get tax free entertainment!!!
; ]

.

1/18/2009 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those not familar with "federal 4473 records" follow this link!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Form_4473

1/18/2009 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK YOU MORGAN and those Yuppie assholes for friends

1/18/2009 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BULL SHIT...I live in lincoln park...you know what, I don't have a problem with GANGS OR DRUGS.

But I do have a problem with pissers and drunks.. and DOGS off the leash..
so should I get fucked, because I live in a decent neighborhood. these are the problems that need to be addressed.
I'm sick and tired of hearing cops bitch, "be the working police and go to a real district" you know what WE LOVE ARE WORKING POLICE IN 18,19,23 dist..that put asshole pisser and drunks in jail.

nobody here thinks they are not the "real police"...


not a cop
signed
John Morgan
VI Daley's office
43th WARD

1/18/2009 01:32:00 AM


Here is absolute truth that the 5ft floor is monitoring what is being discussed at S.C.C., wait a minute, all city computers are supposed to block this blog. What's this Morgan guy up to? He's a Spy and he's going back the the Mayo and Supernintendo with all the juicy secrets we have here on the blog, and they say they don't read it. They are worried about us and what we talk about, just like the English worried about what was discussed in the pubs and inns over a stout in the Colonies just before the Revolution. Well maybe not. Hey Morg., being the "Real Police" means taking care of the problems, whatever they are, where you work. We all know that and this "Real Police" thing is just a joke,jab,or insult amongst ourselves. Now stop your crying and make friends with your local coppers, you might find that some of us actually care about what we do.

1/18/2009 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Just A Suggestion said...

Is it true that in order to find new sources of revenue for their pockets, RICHIE AND HIS DEN OF THIEVES are going to sell naming rights and sponsorships to various units in the Chicago Police Department?

SOME POSSIBILITIES:


THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB/TEACUP POODLE Canine Unit


THE BERNARD MADOFF Financial Crimes Division


THE BUNNY RANCH Prostitution Unit


THE CHICAGO MOB Vice Control Section



THE GEEK SQUAD Data Systems Division


THE ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB Organized Crime Division


THE LARRY FLYNT/HUSTLER MAGAZINE Obscenity Unit


MILLER-COORS EAP Employee Assistance Program


NASCAR Electronics and Motor Maintenance Division


RINGLING BROTHERS AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS Internal Affairs Division


TARGET.COM Targeted Response Unit


THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP UFC CAGE Unit

1/18/2009 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to indiana,bought gas, and shopped at walmart and sams spent over $500.00 and no crook county tax1 Sorry stroass and dummy daley but you have taxed us out! hey daley how about a vote to see if anyone besides your envelope giving pals want the olympics? How about it?

1/18/2009 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going straight to HQ and demand that the super create a new response team. We'll arm them with the newest ANOV's and set them loose.

1/18/2009 07:04:00 AM

BRILLIANT THINKING, now you have joined the borg, keep it up & you will surely be promoted or maybe join the think tank groug where brilliant minds think alive.

1/18/2009 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BULL SHIT...I live in lincoln park...you know what, I don't have a problem with GANGS OR DRUGS.

But I do have a problem with pissers and drunks.. and DOGS off the leash..
so should I get fucked, because I live in a decent neighborhood. these are the problems that need to be addressed.
I'm sick and tired of hearing cops bitch, "be the working police and go to a real district" you know what WE LOVE ARE WORKING POLICE IN 18,19,23 dist..that put asshole pisser and drunks in jail.

nobody here thinks they are not the "real police"...


not a cop
signed
John Morgan
VI Daley's office
43th WARD

1/18/2009 01:32:00 AM
_______________________________
So, John, if you're tired of reading about cops bitching, why are you here on the blog? Go read something else and feel happy about your day.

Glad you like the district coppers, though.

1/18/2009 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the real question that needs to be asked is how many other federal, state & local laws have shortshanks inc. "gotten around?"

hello? fitzgerald? kass?

oh well... by the time all the dots are connected, shortshanks will be a grinner laying on a cushion of money in a granite crypt while the rest of us reap a meager harvest and a tornado of shit & fire as his legacy and parting gift to this once great city.

i foresee in the not too distant future, shortshanks being paraded through the streets post mortem like the hatians did to papa doc duvalier when that familial kleptocracy was finally overthrown... quite the spectacle i'd imagine but more apropos would be appearing before the bar of justice and turned over to the people and given a rope burn as thieves were made to suffer in times past...

1/18/2009 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey political operative or more likely sensitive psuedo cop those arrests are a waste of time and resources. You want to lock up pissbums fine just don't insult working cops by claiming that that is real police work. Try stopping dude driving through looking for trouble. Take advantage of being in soft clothes and mingle on foot looking for armed robbers in hot areas ----- you know real policework

1/18/2009 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha,Ha Direct TV has been my choice.It would have set a whole new Loop hole in the country.Finally.We won one.Suck hole Daley.

1/18/2009 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I now have 5 red light(revenue generators)cameras on my way to and from work. Today, doing the speed limit and not even trying I drove thru 6 of them with my middle finger out the window as the camera flashed. That's six hundred dollars! If, not for the fact my front and back plates were covered in snow! WAKE UP SHEEP...

1/18/2009 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I do have a problem with pissers and drunks.. and DOGS off the leash..


------------------------------

I'd like to go St. Valentine's Day massacre on the schmuck across the street runs his snowblower at 02:00 in the morning. We've all got our problems. At least we don't have drive by assholes.

1/18/2009 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA! HA! Dickhead Daley!

1/18/2009 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a nutcase.

1/18/2009 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"BULL SHIT...I live in lincoln park...I do have a problem with pissers and drunks...and DOGS off the leash..."

"John Morgan
VI Daley's office
43th WARD"

--1/18/2009 01:32:00 AM

"Pissers and drunks" pretty much form Lincoln Park's entire tax base. It's not like there's any manufacturing going on there anymore. This "night life" -- the so-called "consumer spending" that now makes up two-thirds of the nation's economy -- is all you've got. Be grateful.

Dogs? The standard "rescued" border collie or greyhound owned by the standard "alternative lifestyle" F-F couple has both a nicer lavender or rainbow bandanna around its neck and more expensive designer sunglasses than you or I do -- not to mention higher intelligence and better bloodlines than many city workers. Show some respect.

The next time you see someone urinating in your hallway, keep in mind that he's saving America. No one else is. Get out there and shake that man's hand and let him know that he's welcome to come back and spend future "stimulus checks" anytime.

It's going to be interesting to see how the New Depression reverberates through the art galleries, boutiques, and trendy bistros down there as the Friday night mobs of metrosexual twentysomethings are "outplaced" from sinking banks, brokerages, and real estate firms. Lance and Carlo will lose their brownstone to foreclosure after their antique shop fails.

Hey, wow, dude, I, like, dropped my Bluetooth? Twitter me in the morning...

1/18/2009 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I do have a problem with pissers and drunks.. and DOGS off the leash..
so should I get fucked, because I live in a decent neighborhood. these are the problems that need to be addressed.
I'm sick and tired of hearing cops bitch, "be the working police and go to a real district" you know what WE LOVE ARE WORKING POLICE IN 18,19,23 dist..that put asshole pisser and drunks in jail.

nobody here thinks they are not the "real police"...


not a cop
signed
John Morgan
VI Daley's office
43th WARD


The problem is John when an officer goes to write one of these goofs an anov or physically arrest them and it turns to shit the liberals come out with cameras and ask why the police are picking on some poor guy just walking in the alley. Why risk getting into a confrontation where you might lose your job or get sued or end up in prison? The citizens have already decided what police force they want here in Chicago.

1/18/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I now have 5 red light(revenue generators)cameras on my way to and from work. Today, doing the speed limit and not even trying I drove thru 6 of them with my middle finger out the window as the camera flashed. That's six hundred dollars! If, not for the fact my front and back plates were covered in snow! WAKE UP SHEEP...

1/18/2009 06:32:00 PM


You just gave me an idea, I will "borrow" some plates from Dept of Revenue employees and put them on my car and do the same. spunds like fun. Only I will make sure the plates are very visible.

1/18/2009 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I agree with the Lincoln Park poster.I too live in a nice area and SO SICK of the pissers, panhandlers,,and all the other mopes that make my walk down the street unpleasant...@#$& them! Lock them up!! maybe then they will get a clue! They only come up here to fish from the richer waters. You would be amazed "supercop" the warrants you find if you stop these people-stops you consider below you!

1/18/2009 08:48:00 AM"


You're a fucking idiot.

1/18/2009 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haa-haaaa!

ok mr. morgan of the 43rd ward...

we'll be thinking of you when the mutts from area 2 & area 4 really start sharpening their teeth on young tender unaware yuppie asses this summer... the robbing, raping & scalp-splitting promises to be on an unprecedented scale... sucks to be you.

1/18/2009 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

50% of the residents in this great city of ours called SHITCAGO are non working, non tax paying, pieces of shit, system abusing shitbirds. Daley needs to stop catering to them and clean this city up. They are the ones doing almost all the crime too. Then this city can get back on its feet and he can stop taxing and overcharging the working class on everything they do from riding the skyway, parking at a meter to taking more than 2 shits in a single day. Daley is such an asshat.

1/18/2009 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Harold Washington never had any children. He was never terribly interested in the female of the species. His tastes ran closer to those of the Keesing Bandit.

1/18/2009 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also check your cable bill. I check my Comcast bill and now have a tax for my internet as amusement tax. WTF???

1/19/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Internet users swithc to Hughesnet satellite internet and avoid the tax. It's faster too.

1/19/2009 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of our salary comes from the citizens of 018,019,016

My ex-father inlaw, had a house in lincoln park and his tax bill was like 18,000 dollars a years for a 2200 sf house. YES 18 THOUSAND A YEAR.
He never complained about it though.

you can add up all the property taxes from all the homes in 7,11,15 and they still would not add up to only 3 blocks worth of homes in 018.


So,I say F---- it. give them the police service they pay for no matter how petty we think it is.

1/19/2009 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Helicopter says---

"...why risk getting into a confrontation where you might get sued or end up in prison?..."

Just remember that I am watching you every minute. I am watching your every move. Be afraid, be very afraid. You are very lucky to have me around since you can use me as the excuse why you are a dog and afraid of your own shadow.

1/19/2009 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

"....Harold's tastes ran more like those of the Keesing Bandit...."

Horrors! He was such a scary looking black man. The scariest black man I deal with in A/3 is Ronnie Woo-Woo.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

1/19/2009 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey kessing... leave Ronnie Woo-Woo alone, were else can you see a full grown man in a little league baseball outfit, washing windows at the cubbie bear.

1/21/2009 12:19:00 AM  

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