Nov 30, 2006

Di Fi Aye Aye..!


"Sarasota's voting controversy has given new life to election reform advocates in Congress, prompting the incoming leader of the House to make the issue a top priority for the new year and triggering hearings in the U.S. Senate.

More than being just a battle over who won the 13th Congressional District, officials on Capitol Hill say what happened in Sarasota has wider implications for the nation, giving a more substantive edge to what previously was mostly a theoretical debate over the reliability of touchscreen voting machines."

"Feinstein also intends to re-introduce legislation in the new year to require all voting systems to have verifiable paper trails."

"In the House, two members have called for new legislation mandating paper trails and a spokesman for incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the issue is high on her agenda for the new Congress. Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said what happened in Sarasota underscores why the need for paper trails will be a priority for the speaker-elect."

"The national attention on the voting machines and the upcoming hearings on the matter are critical if the public is to be reassured that the machines can be trusted for the 2008 presidential elections, said Larry Sabato, Director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia." <more>

71 Comments:

Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Cheers for Democrats for taking action on this.. A long time coming.. And so much corruption and garbage to clean up in January for Congress.The Gerbil will be yearning the bottle. And McTeason Rove? Up in deep doo doo.. And where is McTreason? *cricket* *cricket*

Fitz, neither you or Randall answer the phone from Lust Luskin for a plea bargain for his client in the leak case.. Let Tubby tub hang...

3:03 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Well, this is good news. I was afraid congress was going to forget the e-voting problems. I still think a paper ballot is the way to go. There are just too many ways to hack computers regardless of paper trails...a programmer or hacker can make a system calculate one thing and print out the opposite. I'm glad the NIST weighted in on the subject finally.

SPB & Jackie...thanks for the birthday wish for Alex. He can't wait for his party Sunday!

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that! The paper ballots are best! They worked for many years before the voting machines!! :)

3:12 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

I just got back from picking up the little peanut from daycare...we have freezing rain coming down and a big snow storm headed our way...

ttttttgbhy65yg65hjj
gfh5hrhh6hjhhgggvgvgvyhbbuuuuuuuuhtttthbtyhhhhhhyb5479mmmmo-

That is Alex's typing.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Hi Alex!

Happy Birthday!

3:24 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"ttttttgbhy65yg65hjj
gfh5hrhh6hjhhgggvgvgvyhbbuuuuuuuuhtttthbtyhhhhhhyb5479mmmmo"

At least Alex is far more intelligent than the Internets-in-chief.. Maybe Alex can teach the Gerbil.

*lol*

3:27 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Man, the blogger is having problems. I can't get on my own blog... Sheesh...

3 year old Alex should run for President because the Bubblehead Biden can't remember that he is a Democrat.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

LOL Alex says thank you! He is very smart. And he's hijacked my PC to play Elmo...

jjjjjjjjjjjdnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnunnnnjbbbbbbbbu,kthnlhnknykyubktipbojhdifjhjjhdjhjdhj

see he's a natural blogger

jilljkibjjbbjhjjjjjj/ jbjjjj36luluuuuuuuuu

3:37 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

CC:


If you have used clothing of Alex, pass it along to Scooter. Scooter may fit Alex's size in underwear and clothing. Little Irve has to get ready for his trial in January.

*lol*

3:42 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
The Gerbil will be yearning the bottle. And McTeason Rove? Up in deep doo doo.. And where is McTreason? *cricket* *cricket*

Ever see the movie:
HANG 'EM HIGH ?!!

Porkrinds Order:

Ahh Yes I'll have a McTreason sandwich with Freedom Fries and Graft GOP Koolaid to go..

Oh and go light on the McChristian Sauce ok, I'm cutting back on loonies..

Hey what's that sound ??

OH LOOK, UP IN THE COURT,
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, NO,
IT'S FITZ AND HE'S GOT A NEW
FITZMAS INDICTMENT!!

YEAHHH, He saves the day!!

Boo hoo for the Porkrind!
Boo hoo!!

hee hee hee!

3:42 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Fitz,

Btw: That investigation was a looong time comin'..

Hurrah!! :)

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CC:

I hope Alex has a wonderful birthday!!

Happy Birthday Alex! :)

3:51 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

CC,

Ditto that..

Fill that kid up with candy for once..

It's his day! :)

hee hee hee!

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.geraldplessner.com/chapter/
docs.cgi?doc=20031214011224

Nasty Newt.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Fitz the voter activists are stunned at the about face-they were told it was crazy to even propose "going backward" with paper ballots -they said "do you know how much $ we have spent on these machines" faces fall when one points out how cheap paper and pen are in comparison heehee

Little Irve good one SPB heehee

CC its been a day of interruptions, I'm still blogging! Happy Birthday wishes to the little one:-)


And yeah where is the turd blossom?

Nasty Newt indeed, interesting read

4:00 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Tee,

quote:
Fitz the voter activists are stunned at the about face-they were told it was crazy to even propose "going backward" with paper ballots -they said "do you know how much $ we have spent on these machines" faces fall when one points out how cheap paper and pen are in comparison heehee

If Canada can do it, we can do it too...Paper Ballots!!! :)

4:08 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Ahh Yes I'll have a McTreason sandwich with Freedom Fries and Graft GOP Koolaid to go.."

The newest menu from the DOJ McDonalds and only serve to the evildoers in prison. And each evildoers don't pass go and to jail go directly to jail! LOL!

"Ever see the movie:
HANG 'EM HIGH ?!!"

Who was in that movie?

"Fill that kid up with candy for once.."

Yeah, GEF, and a trip to the dentist!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
Who was in that movie?

Clint Eastwood

quote:
Yeah, GEF, and a trip to the dentist!

Oh live a little. One day isn't gonna kill him. He can fill up on carrots tomorrow! hee hee hee!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"FITZMAS INDICTMENT!!"

I am waiting for the rugby man to indict the other two nimrods. And I look for two new names of sandwiches at McDonalds: McSmurf sandwich, McVeep sandwich, McTreason sandwich and let's not forget McChimpster sandwich along with McGraft fries and wash that down with GOP koolaid with a choice of two new flavors: Lickerman and maf54.. Coming to a McDonalds near you..

*lol*

4:17 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
McSmurf sandwich, McVeep sandwich

LOLMAO*)

quote:
wash that down with GOP koolaid with a choice of two new flavors: Lickerman and maf54..

That's cold Biloxi!

Bwahahahahaha!

4:20 PM  
Anonymous calamityjane said...

Pelosi and Feinstein are just doing what women everwhere do everyday-cleaning up after a man. Sheesh.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

GEF:

I didn't see that movie but I saw other movies from Clint Eastwood but not that one. In fact, I still haven't seen Million Dollar Baby.. Maybe I should rent that movie around the Xmas holidays...

"Oh live a little. One day isn't gonna kill him."

Uh huh! I thought that way until the dentist told me how many cavities that I had from "living a little." Ithink the dentist looks at me and says "ching, ching." Might as well donate my teeth to the Smithsonian...

4:21 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"That's cold Biloxi!"

Hey,

The GOP brought that on themselves.. I think after eaten those sandwiches that you have to bring your own roll of toilet paper...

Oh don't forget a treat for the kiddies: McFitzmas sandwiches for customer appreciation...

4:25 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

Bring plenty of Popcorn for those movies Biloxi! :)

quote:
Uh huh! I thought that way until the dentist told me how many cavities that I had from "living a little." Ithink the dentist looks at me and says "ching, ching." Might as well donate my teeth to the Smithsonian...

Oh for pete's sake. He's a kid, not an adult. They recover quickly..

LOL*)

Tour of the Smithsonian..
Announcer:
"Yes, and here we have the Biloxi exhibit! We dated it to Circa 1984 when all his teeth just fell out and landed in our museum!!"

hee hee hee!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

..The gerbil just got his evildoer Go pass to strike Iran!!
..
Breaking: 'Smoking-gun evidence' of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2006 — U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006.


Oh oh!!

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tour of the Smithsonian..
Announcer:
"Yes, and here we have the Biloxi exhibit! We dated it to Circa 1984 when all his teeth just fell out and landed in our museum!!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

GEF:

ROFLMAO!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Breaking: UNITED AND AMERICAN AIRLINES CANCEL MORE THAN 700 FLIGHTS OUT OF CHICAGO O'HARE TOMORROW MORNING DUE TO SNOW

ABC BREAKING STORIES..

4:48 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Fitz is gonna wake up to an igloo tomorrow..brrrrrrr...

4:52 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Oh for pete's sake. He's a kid, not an adult. They recover quickly..'

Yes, he is kid, GEF! So were YOU ONCE UPON A TIME, REMEMBER????? Duh???? And FYI, I had cavities as a kid not an adult...

"Announcer:
"Yes, and here we have the Biloxi exhibit! We dated it to Circa 1984 when all his teeth just fell out and landed in our museum!!"

Yeah, very funny, GEF! and in the exhibit are my dentists with dollar signs in their eyes from all the money that I spent on them! I remeber telling this past dentist of this true story of a receptionist from a past job.

This woman (KC) was in her last 50's. She called out sick for a couple of days. She told us that she had "mouth problems." She came into work and told us what really happened. KC and her roommate got drunk one night. As they were driving on highway, KC wanted to puke. Her roommate told her to roll down the window because she just cleaned the car. KC rolled down the window to puke and her front teeth (these were falsies in her mouth) fell out from her mouth. KC told her roommate to go back because her front teeth fell out. The roommate died laughing. They flagged down a cop and told the cop what happened. The cop kept laughing. At 2 am in the morning, all three of them are in the middle of the early morning looking for KC's teeth (don't laugh!).. Anyway, they didn't find her teeth. She got a new set of teeth cemented!! KC told the story to her dentist. And I told this story to my current dentist when I had my checkup.. Some of the craziest stories that I remembered.

That is why I make jokes about my teeth being sent to the Smithsonian. The dentist make killing of money from my mouth.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Fitz is gonna wake up to an igloo tomorrow..brrrrrrr..."

He better bundle up with a friend..

*lol*

5:14 PM  
Blogger Prezzildent despondent said...

The chimpster is staying the course.. Nothing new.. Still riding the dead horse and thinks that horse will pay off!

Funny story, SPB! LOL!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
That is why I make jokes about my teeth being sent to the Smithsonian. The dentist make killing of money from my mouth.

hmmm..

Well just feel good that your teeth problems raised a family (Dentist) and probably sent his kids to college. :)

5:30 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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5:35 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Well just feel good that your teeth problems raised a family (Dentist) and probably sent his kids to college. :)"

Hey, I didn't spend that much money to put the dentist's kids through college.. Uh. no way.. Now, it may that paid for a monthly payment on his home but not college.. Thank goodness for dental coverage... My parents would be hosed if they didn't dental coverage. I always tell my dentist that everytime I open my mouth, there is dollar sign in his eyes.

"Still riding the dead horse and thinks that horse will pay off!"

The Gerbil and Laura have passed on all of that grace and charm along to their daughters, Jen and Tonic as well. What a charming family of alcoholics, cokeheads, stripper wannabes, and warmongers.

*lol*

5:36 PM  
Anonymous no halitosis for me said...

How does SPB's girlfriend stomach kissing SPB and a mouth like that?

5:40 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"How does SPB's girlfriend stomach kissing SPB and a mouth like that?"

*lol*

Can't help it if Biloxi still has it. You know, that charm.. And she loves me anyway teeth or no teeth...

5:51 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
along to their daughters, Jen and Tonic as well

JEN AND TONIC!! LOLMAO*)

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How does SPB's girlfriend stomach kissing SPB and a mouth like that?"

Must be mad and still gumming on grits..

*lol*

5:53 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Jen and Tonic as babies. Weren't they cute with Daddy Gerbil?

*lol*

6:02 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Anon 5:53,

If I were you I'd cool it with my bud Biloxi..

You do know that he has the power to send you an Target Letter don't you ?

Not to smart making fun of a Prosecutor imho..

Unless you're friends then carry on...

Hee hee hee!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

Lol on the Picture..

Oh and let's not forget the Robot!

..and Shuug!

6:10 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

GEF:

LOL! that pic of Laura just keeps me laughing.. A picture tells a thousand words. My gf owns the original Stepford Wives. She did see the updated version of that movie with Nicole Kidman. And we rented that movie a few months ago. It is just hilarious. The old version is much darker but the new version is a dark comedy. The updated version really describes Laura..

And the pic of the Globe? There is still talks of the rift with the Gerbil and Laura. We all now what happen to dear Laura when the Gerbil is no longer Prez.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

This is just the beginning of the end for the GOP/Bush team. January will be new leadership as with the Iraq problem. All those criminal bills pasted will be revoted and overturned. Investigations will get the rats to tell on each other. Americans will demand Bush resign long before he is impeached. The military families will learn the truth about the lies Bush has given them. Journalist who backed the corrupt team will act like they never knew as they were collecting hush money.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

All of Laura's friends in Stepford.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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6:29 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Hi Jackie,

Don't count out the gerbil yet...

He could involve us in a bigger war with Iran and Russia before he goes Lame Duck..

This is the Ambien's plan as well..

The news today about the involvement of Iran in Iraq was sweet GOP kibble for this plan to unfold..

The Parting shot may be the worse Jackie!

:(

6:30 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

GEF:

The old Laura


The new Laura

*lol*

6:32 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
Updated Version

You mean this one ? hee hee hee!

quote:
And the pic of the Globe? There is still talks of the rift with the Gerbil and Laura. We all know what happens to dear Laura when the Gerbil is no longer Prez.

Yep, Dump-a-moon-do!!

Hee hee hee!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

LOL! Well, they say blondes do have much fun, GEF. I look for a new do for Laura (maybve blonde) when she dropkicks the Gerbil.

"Yep, Dump-a-moon-do!!"

And tune in to the next soap opera: As the Bottle Turns...

6:35 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Biloxi,

quote:
As the Bottle Turns...

ZING...Bwahahahahahahaha!

That was on target! LOL*)

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U.S. warns of possible Qaeda financial cyber attack


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has warned U.S. private financial services of an al Qaeda call for a cyber attack against U.S. online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning Friday, officials said on Thursday.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous nosy bear said...

I wonder what Little Ricky Scrotum is doing lately now that he is jobless.. Is his wife singing these words:

Ms. Scrotum sings:

Ain't nothing go on but the rent.
You got to get a J O B
If you wanna be with me


I heard that Tinkerbell Mehlman is telling the fall apart to GOP to regroup for 2008. I wonder what Mehlman will be doing after he leave the RNC.. Hmmm.. Maybe free time to get a pedicure and manicure done more often?

*lol*

6:40 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"The U.S. government has warned U.S. private financial services of an al Qaeda call for a cyber attack against U.S. online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning Friday, officials said on Thursday."

Please... Another scare tactic done by the Gerbil.. Private financial services? This country is practically in debt and a majority of the taxpayer's money
was giving away to Iraq and Afghanistan as play money by the Gerbil. Come out with something new like Al-Queda will attack and steal all of the McRib sandwiches at McDonalds.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come out with something new like Al-Queda will attack and steal all of the McRib sandwiches at McDonalds.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SPB:

And, the Freedom Fries too!

ROFLMAO!

6:49 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"And, the Freedom Fries too"

LOL!

I only said that about McRib sandwiches because a buddy of mine told me that he went to McDonalds on Thanksgiving because he had the munchies. He went to two different McDonalds in his area and they both ran out of McRib sandwiches. You would have thought Al-Queda invaded and hijacked those two locations!!

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He went to two different McDonalds in his area and they both ran out of McRib sandwiches.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SPB:

On Thanksgiving? You've got to be kidding! Geezzz...turkey sandwiches I could understand but McRib? LOL

7:00 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

That's an awesome report you got on your Blog about Court Hearing Global Warming Case..

I'd post it but I'd need your permission next time..

Global Warming weather man made or the Sun is still coming and it's an obvious imperative...

Even though we didn't get any large Hurricanes this year we got everything else..

Droughts, Floods, Freak Storms and Whatever floats your boat, we got it!

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

"Milkey had already said that the court need not pass judgment on the science of climate change to find that the EPA did not do its job when deciding not to regulate new vehicle emissions."


And, why didn't the EPA do their job?

7:25 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

quote:
And, why didn't the EPA do their job?

Because they were all in the GOPs back pocket..

7:28 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

Oh and I'll bet you a buffalo knickel that the Oil Lobby influences the EPA...

Big time...

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

Exactly! Big oil companies must have paid plenty for that little favor! So, now we will all pay the price (global warming) for the oil companies record profits! However, as long as there is demand...they (oil companies) will prevail and not the American people!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

s-q,

Well if the Climate goes magilla-gorilla on us then there won't be too many human beings alive for the Oil Companies to flourish..

..and most of them will be kaput as well..

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

That reminds me...I heard there was a report on NPR recently regarding airplanes causing a huge majority of the global warming problem. I need to find that report..

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

airlines like 3% of added co2.... let it snow , let snow, let it snow---then we ski.... here in michiagn the republican sect of state, a few years back, opted for optically scanned paper ballots statewide. a female wouldn't you know.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous t said...

interesting anon, airlines like 3% of added co2

Gef yup, 95% of the world's democracies vote by paper ballot.

I'll have to check out your report S-Q:-)

Funny pictures SPB here's one for you beer drinkers CruzinCooler

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See the Dec 1 article in CSM:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1201/p02s01-uspo.html

8:44 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

From GEF off an earlier thread:

"What if porkrind's October Surprise was to Double cross the GOP ??"

That is hilarious. He's probably hiding somewhere, writing a tell-all book to be released on January 20th, 2009. ;-)

Hey Anthony--the W. Bush quotes were hilarious on the other thread. I could never understand why Dan Quayle got chosen to be Daddy Bush's VP until I saw what the son was like. I think Quayle and W. Bush are sharing the same 'brain.'

Still no snow in the Chicago area. United *already* cancelled 700 flights even before any snow started falling? No wonder those folks keep falling in and out of bankruptcy. The weather people keep changing their predictions. I would not want to bet income on weather predictions. Geez, picking horses in a race seems less risky (don't do that at home, kids because gambling is wrong).

CC--make sure that is Alex giving the Smurf hand-me-down clothes, not the other way around. Who knows what the Smurf got into.

Geez, it took *this* long for someone to figure out that the Shi'ite Iraqis have the same toys that the Shi'ite Iranians made? Taking out Saddam plays right into the hands of the Iranians. Wake me up when Iraq gets partioned and the south becomes suburban Iran.

Lastly, who in the world was blaming elevated CO2 levels on too many flatulent cows and manure? I am too afraid to look that one up!

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another tidbit about airlines. if i remember right, lol, contrails in the three days after september 11th were non-existant. ( it really was nice to see absolutely blue skies.) but the temps were lowered by their absence and it was documented.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Thank you to everyone for the well wishes for Alex's Brithday...they are very much appreciated!

It's like GEF said once...Fitzie's blog is like Cheers: Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came.

Sweet dreams & sweet justice & to all a good night...

10:16 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Thanks for reposting that Nightowl- Geffy that was a funny one I missed it

"What if porkrind's October Surprise was to Double cross the GOP ??"

However, I think it would be difficult for him to cover his head and his rear at the same time!*LOL*

Speaking of crazed leaders take a look at this:

FIJI Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase has branded the military chief threatening to oust his Government as "deranged" and "unstable".

Mr Qarase said it would be difficult to pull Fiji back from the brink of a coup because of military chief Frank Bainimarama's mental state.

"We are dealing with somebody who is completely deranged and unstable so that's part of the problem," Mr Qarase said late yesterday in an interview with Auckland-based ethnic Indian station Radio Tarana.

When asked if he thought Comodore Bainimarama was mentally stable, Mr Qarase said: "I think that should be obvious to anybody."

---------

Well, did you see Danny Devito's imitation of Bush on Huffington Post? He thinks Dubya is a raving loon. (No offense A Loon;-)
This article indicates deranged leaders all drink from the same well!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

T:

LOL! Thanks for the pic. We all really needed that scooter when the gas prices were so high...

1:37 AM  

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