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NutPopper

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2002 9:37:23 PM

Pull up a chair, snap your fingers, "double latte" and lets hear whats on your mind. Gripes, comments, compliments, complaints, ideas? Lets get them out in the open and see if we can relate, have some fun, come to conclusions maybe, who knows.
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:59:32 AM

Sid, don't temp him to stop lurking. Then what would we do?

BG, sounds like a great movie.

Handi, enjoy the projects!!! I don't really 'use' sugar. Back when I ate grapefruit, I didn't even add sugar to them. I will eat things with sugar, like cake or cookies, but in moderation... Just like I don't add salt to anything, but I ain't salt free.
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Psycho Sid
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:24:01 AM

Handi, sorry I meant "exploder."

He's out there lurking in the bushes, believe me I know.

And you guys thought I was nuts, he's one dangerous individual.

lol and so forth.

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BGJam
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:32:00 AM

Good Morning Folks

Handi, the baby eagles are the same size as the adults and are flying and learning to hunt and fish. The adults are out and about with them and talking to them (and scolding) constantly. Like most kids these baby eagles are testing the limits. Fascinating to watch them!

I've gotta take a couple of weeks break from the river cruising as I'll be doing some travelling and attending and working a bluegrass festival. The river cruises these last couple of weeks have been wonderful and I'm sure looking forward to resuming them when I can.

A Fruit and Nut Smoothie, by the pool, please, Bunny
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:03:21 AM

mornin all

company is gone :) now I get back to the projects list

sposed to be a warm day at 27C or 80F our average is 23C or 74F ---- rain and thunderstorms throughout the day and they have issued Tornado watches

BG --- sounds like a great life, I would be really interested in the baby Eagles

Sid --- who's the explorer?

CG --- I don't use sugar at all, but that's only because of my struggle with my weight, it's been a life long struggle

sou -- have a good breakfast

have a great day

handi
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:39:40 AM

Good Morning,

At 7 PM last night we were at 97 degrees and a heat index 107. Game went on.

Golfer, high school football starts soon, lots of water breaks and some coaches practice under the lights.

McDonald's breakfast and free WiFi until the cable company comes to hook me up.

Big Macs for everyone.
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:22:42 AM

Good morning everybuddy! 57°F for the morning commute. Good group ride last night, after 2 riders dropped due to mechanicals within 2 miles, left us with 6. Two newbies to the trail had a good time, and no injuries. MrsCG asked if we could ride tonite, so that will be good. Plans on bringing the off road bikes north, and driving an hour on Sat to awesome trails in WI!

Sid, hopefully not prickely bushes!

wmsb, that is warm! Oh, yes, I have seen many studies about how bad artificial sweeteners are. I can understand that. But, being diabetic, I have been using them for 40 some years now. I don't use much fake sugar to add to things, like cereal or things, but diet soda and sugar free syrup, I still use. Many other reduced sugar or sugar free products usually have more carbs in it, and that doesn't do me any good.

That was good they gave you salt tablets.

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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wmsbgolfer
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:06:25 AM

At 6pm the heat index was 107.

CGRO, some say natural sugars are ok and others say no. Guess the jury is still out on that. Some have said artificial sweeteners cause problems too.

soutxed, I remember starting our high school football practices in August and it was rare when we didn't practice despite how hot it got. They even gave us salt tablets then.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*
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Psycho Sid
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 4:39:46 PM

Yes CGrover, he's lurking in the bushes... What kind of bushes I have no idea..!
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 1:07:15 PM

Phew, made it. Good morning Sid, sout, BG, Handi, and everybuddy else coming in today. Almost felt cool this morning being only 60°f for the morning commute. Looks like a perfect afternoon/evening for a group, off road, dirt ride.

MrGG, peach grilling day? I should check my garden also...

BG, yes, it would be cooler above the water.

wmsb, I often hear people talking about sugars, and how bad they are, and then learning they are talking about natural sugars. I never knew natural sugars were bad. People saying, Oh, apples have so much sugar. Interesting I think.

exploder?

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Psycho Sid
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:57:48 AM

Well MrGasGuy, when Boeing R&R's all of their aircraft that have Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switches, I'll fly into MSP.

lol and so forth..
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:37:57 AM

Good Morning,

BG Sounds like a great trip.

Got to go quick as I am using internet at church. Home Internet and phone down. Good bye AT&T.

Coffee to go and breakfast tacos for everyone.
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:33:49 AM

Good Morning Folks

Yup, y'all, I've been out cruisin' the river these last couple of days and it was glorious!!!! Even tho the temps were high and so was the humidity, the breeze was wonderful (and cooling) and the temps right at water level always seem to be cooler. The baby eagles are out flying and the adults are teaching them to hunt and fish. We're seeing more Herons and Egrets than usual and the pleasure boaters are still fewer in number. The excursion boats are running fast and furious and the local barge traffic seems to be up. The new Layfayette bridge is in place and it appears that they're gonna put up another span. So, things are exciting on the river!!!!!! Oh, yeah, the water levels are only about a foot above normal pool and the current is really light. Now we have to worry about the throat of our harbors silting in. I really don't wanna drag my outdrive in the bottom silt.

Biscuits and Gravy, on the patio, please, Bunny
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:23:56 AM

mornin all

hope you all have a great day

handi
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 11:00:47 PM

Good Evening Folks !

"Hammock Day' ... aaahhhhhhhhhhhh

wmsbgolfer
I use honey or Agave sweetener in tea but I'm sure I sin with too much sugar daily.

Sid
When are you going to visit so you can hold that pose as we cruise the river?
We'll even get exploder out on the boat, then we'll all take a drive to Long Lake.

A nightcap please, Bunny.

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Psycho Sid
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 6:25:33 PM

..*arms crossed looking around*... Looking for exploder and MrGasGuy.

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soutxed
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 10:20:44 AM

Good Morning,

Golfer, we will play as by the time the sun starts to set, the index goes down.

Splinter, we have extreme hot weather. But in the winter, we get people from up north who stay here for a few months. A good friend of mine spends June to August in Minnesota and Ohio were he and wife have family.

We just do more indoor activities this time of year.

Coffee by the pool.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 9:23:47 AM

mornin all

Rory -- faltered, or he might have equaled the low 4 round total of 19 under, but he did play a couple of exceptional rounds

sou---TO HOT !!!!!!!

kulas-- sorry for your loss

45 years since they say they made it --- can you tell I have questions?

MrGG--- everyday for sure :)

Jam--- did you get out? and was it cooler on the river?

CG-- I guess they aren't limited in scope --- but when you are working during the week, I did tend to limit them when the only time I had to do them was the weekend --- now that I don't work, I do what I can when I can

have a great day all

handi
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 1:23:57 AM

golfer - I didn't get to watch any of the British Open but by the score, it looks like Rory killed it. How about the ageless Tom Watson?! He loves The Open!

According to weather.com, the current dew point is 73F. UGH.

BG - how was the river cruise?

soutxed - your summers are like our winters (extreme weather)

Kulas - sorry for your losses.

[Edited by: Splinter at 7/22/2014 1:27:56 AM EST]
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wmsbgolfer
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 1:12:21 AM

BGJam, supposed to be in the nineties Wednesday and Thursday then back to the mid to upper eighties for the rest of the week.

CGRO, last year at this time, we had triple heat indexes between 110 and 115. Weatherman said this is usually the hottest time of the year for us.

soutxed, will they still play with heat indexes that high?

MRGG, Read or heard that males daily intake of sugars should no more than 25g's. Drink one regular soda and that's out the window! Women's is around 23g's. Said natural sugars are ok.

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BGJam
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 11:28:25 AM

Good Morning Folks

Hot and humid again today. I'll stay a bit cooler by going out for a river cruise.

Slingblade's Big Breakfast, please, Bunny
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 10:55:41 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"National Junk Food Day" ... For some of us, every day is Junk Food Day.

CGrover
I am letting a couple peaches ripen a bit more before grilling them which I may do on Wednesday.

This warm humid weather is good for tomatoes.
I had better go check on mine.

Get the hammock dusted off please, Bunny.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 10:09:36 AM

Good Morning

Getting up early was the plan, but slept late. Phone call (wrong number) woke me.

One more evening off before minor league baseball begins.

Glad to see so many of you can get out, but our heat index yesterday was 115 or something. NWS advised caution in all activities.

Coffee by the A/C.
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:33:47 AM

Good morning Handi and everybuddy else coming in today. Heat advisory's here today. Heat index could reach 105°F. Trail work cancelled for this evening. I was able to get out on a group ride with 11 others on Saturday and then rode with MrsCg and two other friends on Sunday. Good times.

Handi, I didn't know honey do lists were limited in scope? Home from camp tired and miserable? That doesn't sound all correct.

sout, thanks for the ice cream!

MrGG, how were the peaches?

We stopped and ate a few blackberries along the trail yesterday. A lot more on the way. Last Wed during the group ride, we did the same.

Kulas, welcome. Sorry to hear about your mom and her dog.

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:20:34 AM

mornin all

have a good one

handi
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wmsbgolfer
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:18:34 AM

Splinter, I'm sure you know that Roy won the Open. Would have liked it better if Sergio or Ricky had won.

soutxed, heard the same thing about allergies and driving.

Kulas, sorry for your loss.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 5:20:02 PM

Good Afternoon Folks !

"National Ice Cream Day" ... I just had a drumstick, mmmmmmm.

This hot humid weather will be good for tomatoes.

Lemonade please, Bunny.

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Kulas1
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:57:51 AM

Morning still sad over having to put our/ My Mom's dog down on Friday. We brought her dog to our place after she had a stroke and could not care for him or her self 2. 5 years ago she Passed away last fall. now Jake is by her side again
beyond that staying close to home repot some plants and hope for more rain.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:41:59 AM

Good Morning,

45th anniversary of the moon walk, seems like yesterday.

More hot weather today so will probably stay inside and read or watch TV.

My wife's allergies are really bothering her. Saw on GB that allergies cause a driver to be impaired. So I guess that will keep her from driving herself to the mall. :)

Coffee and donuts today.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:08:37 AM

morning all

have a great one

handi
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 10:46:02 AM

Howdy Folks

Great river cruise yesterday and today with the big national shindig on Harriet Island we're gonna have a tough time getting to the boat. I'll probably just wait till late afternoon before headin' over there. Accuweather is predicting very hot and humid weather for the next couple of days. Oughta be great for river cruising!

Fruit and Nut Smoothie, please, Bunny
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:52:10 AM

mornin all

MrGG --- our raspberries aren't ready yet, but boy is we gonna have a crop when they are

camp is done and everyone is home -- tired and miserable

possibly one more short road trip today

have a great one

handi
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:35:01 AM

Good Morning

SATURDAY ALREADY! Week went quickly.

Thunder last night while we were at a local playhouse watching Godspell. No rain at the house, very little at the theater.

More politicians coming to the area to check out the humanitarian/refugee/illegal alien crisis here. More hot air means are triple digits may be even hotter.

Coffee by the A/C. Breakfast tacos for everyone.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 7:49:37 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"National Raspberry Cake Day" ... sounds healthy to me.

We just may have decent weather for this weekend.

Coffee please, Bunny.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:37:38 AM

Splinter, so far it looks like the Europeans, at least on paper, have the advantage.

CGRO, glad y'all are enjoying the trip.

soutxed, I still work so my honey do lists are still on the weekend.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 10:58:58 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"National Caviar Day" ... I wonder if ice cream comes in a caviar flavor.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day, calling for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."

I am going to try peaches roasted on the grill soon.

Coffee please, Bunny.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 10:39:20 AM

Good Morning,

Being semi-retired, honey do list show up almost everyday. Made a dent in some of them. Then the church called to tell me the staff meeting was canceled so I had to do more. Am a non-paid employee of the church.

Some of the list needed to be done early before the hot temps set in.

Local grocery chain is claiming today is "National Ice Cream Day."

Creamy Vanilla for everyone. Have a good day,
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 8:33:19 AM

mornin all

trip is so far so good

sou --- I thought honey do lists were for weekends --- you know so we can't go golfing "grin"

have a great day all

handi
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 8:19:56 AM

Good morning and happy Friday everybuddy. Good ride last night. Lake-Front music days tonite should be fun. Group ride tomorrow morning, and possible for one on Friday.

Handi, have a good road trip!

sout, hope you put a dent in the list.

MrGG, no problem missing yesterday's holiday, as I don't like peaches.

Have a great day and weekend everybuddy!
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 1:20:58 AM

We seem to either have fantastic weather, or rain. Strange

golfer - I love the Ryder Cup!! Enjoy!
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 12:26:41 AM

Didn't get out of the seventies but was a little humid. Weatherman said to enjoy it while we could.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 10:26:57 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"Peach Ice Cream Day" ... a refreshing idea.

I remember enjoying spinach soup as a kid and recently made some from memory, was tasty.

The breakfast buffet please, Bunny.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 10:04:04 AM

Good Morning,

Another hot day. Was thinking I might have to drive to Dallas, up and back in one day, but that did not happen. Would be 17 hour drive.

Lot's of honey do's today, so gotta run.

Coffee to go. Pass on the donuts.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 8:32:59 AM

mornin all

road trip to pick up handi jr tomorrow today

should be a good day for traveling --- not to hot

hope you all have a great day

handi
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 8:13:51 AM

Good morning ladi and everybuddy else coming in today. Great group ride last night, 4 riders new to the trail, including one rider in town from CO. He has rode in 40 states, and is trying to get all 50.

MrGG, I now like (don't mind) fresh spinach, but do not enjoy it at all cooked.

wmsb, thank you. I think I will. There seems to be a lot of fun options.

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 5:03:46 AM

having great weather here too. cooled down a little, suppose to be below average at 79. Still a bit of June gloom in the am... love it!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 12:18:13 AM

Much nicer day with lower humidity.

Good All-Star game.

Splinter, we've decided to head over for the Ryder Cup since we missed the Open.

CGRO, know y'all will have fun this weekend.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 5:19:13 PM

Great weather day!

All Star Game was fun to watch. Home Run Derby was fun too but dragged on too long.

soutxed - congrats on the triple digit temps.

MrG - not a real fan of spinach.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 9:35:36 AM

Good Morning

No one celebrated here, even though the triple digit temps made it sound like a good idea.

Lawn cut last evening, finishing in the dark. Then watched a little of the all star game.

Have a good one. Coffee by the pool with a breakfast taco.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:47:49 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"Fresh Spinach Day" ... I like fresh spinach, is there still time to plant it?

Yay for the nice weather here.

Coffee please, Bunny.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:25:49 AM

mornin CG and everyone else that will get here eventually

company arrived, had a great time

have a great day all

handi
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