Friday, December 27, 2013

A RETIRED MILITARY - CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT - PENS A LETTER TO PAUL RYAN ABOUT THE CUTS TO VETERAN'S RETIREMENT BENEFITS

Dear Readers:

Most of you by now, know how dear to my heart are military veterans.   I read this letter today on the Blaze web site.  This retired Chief Master Sergeant says it well on how once again Congress, both Democrat and Republican, has betrayed our veterans, both those currently serving and those retired.  I have posted the letter in its entirety belowIf you are as disgusted with Congress as I am, then all I can say to you is SPEAK OUT and then get up and get out to VOTE them out of office!

To Congressman Paul Ryan
Today at 8:19 AM

Congressman Ryan,

Please note that this request by you for a cash donation from me is extremely unfortunate and very ill-timed. You see sir, I am one of the military retirees your “bipartisan” budget just impacted. You and every Republican (both in the House and Senate that voted to pass this travesty betrayed and broke trust with me and everyone like me. You may not know us by name, but we’re the people, Congressman, who answered our Nation’s call, some of us at a very early age to willingly serve YOU and others LIKE YOU so you could safely attend college and pursue your personal ambitions without fear of harm.

You might also want to note that for at least 20 years, my brothers-in-arms answered that call of duty EVERY SINGLE DAY, without fail, without complaint, without enough money to sustain our loved ones we had to leave behind while we DID OUR JOB in every corner of the Earth. And for that service, we were given absolute assurance our so-called retirement benefits would be protected by law. The very law you shattered in your zeal to impress your Democratic cohorts in your back room deal–with the enemy. Yes, I said it. The liberal Democrats are an enemy to the American people and our Nation. Your lack of judgement and eagerness to compromise on the backs of us who protected you is sickening. Congressman, you and every Republican that voted for injuring military retirees have engaged in a complicit, sordid affair with the Democrats who’s objective has always been to dismantle the military. By climbing into their bed on this issue, you have confirmed you are absolutely no better than they and have proven it with your vote.

Congressman Ryan, the audacity which you display is noteworthy, but to unceremoniously snatch earned money from a small group that has added so much more value than the paltry $6B you looked to “save” (which is all smoke and mirrors and you know it), is reprehensible and insulting.

We have, despite the hardships, meager salaries and harsh conditions, have performed with honor and excellence…in silence, which is something most members of Congress have no idea about doing. Our job approval was, is and always be better than yours. We knew our mission and we got it done, then handed it off to a new generation in better shape than we found it.

Your ability to look us in the eye, take money from us (apparently there was ZERO, other source of waste within the federal government that you could have recovered this money from…right, got it), while simultaneously holding your hand out to beg (with passion) for our cash is stunning. Your actions have proven you do not have the tremendous intellect you’ve sold the American people on. I say, with all seriousness, Congressman, what you lack in intellect and spinal rigidity, you make up for in cajones.

I hope you and your cowardly, Republican “colleagues” hear a message from me loud and clear. You will NEVER receive another cent of financial support from me. Further, if you happen to be at a Capitol Hill dinner or at a K Street cocktail party with RNC Chair Reince Priebus, Rep. Ron Barber, Sen. Jeff Flake or Sen. John McCain, I would be honored if you communicate with them that I am launching an effort to ensure NONE of you traitorous “representatives of the people” ever receive another vote from a military retiree. Remove me from your contact lists.

Chuck Wooten,
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

I USED TO THINK MY HUSBAND HAD NAPPING DOWN TO A FINE ART. I WAS WRONG!

I think I'm jealous...



 

100 REASONS TO CUT (FEDERAL) SPENDING

Dear Readers:

A few words of wisdom from my 'common sense' Congressman, Phil Roe, MD.
 
100 Reasons to Cut Spending​
Each year, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) releases a Wastebook. This document lists 100 projects that are questionable uses of taxpayer dollars. Now that the House and Senate have agreed on a plan to avoid future government shutdowns and reduce the deficit by $23 billion, it’s time we go a step further and look at each line item in the federal budget to identify waste, fraud and abuse. Senator Coburn’s report identifies nearly $30 billion in savings—a useful first step toward lowering our $17 trillion debt. While you might be able to debate the merits of certain projects listed in the senator’s report, there are projects listed that are undoubtedly a waste of tax dollars.  
Just a few of these projects include:
  • A home loan program backed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that helped more than 100 individuals purchase a residence in Hawaii.
  •  A $100 million endeavor at the National Endowment of the Humanities intended to “explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, song and internet fan fiction”.
  • A tax deduction for brothels in Nevada totaling roughly $17.5 million.
  • At least $379 million spent to promote Obamacare and fix HealthCare.gov.
  • Salary and benefits for the Fort Hood shooter.
  • $3.5 million on solar panels at Manchester-Boston airport that were eventually covered because the glare was dangerous to pilots and controllers.
  • $630,000 to increase Facebook likes for the State Department
There is no question that tax dollars should be not used to research romance novels, provide tax relief to brothels or increase likes on social media sites. And before the government invests in things like solar panels, which can help lower costs in some cases, we should be researching all possible outcomes to ensure that 3.5 million tax dollars aren’t wasted on an investment that will not work because of safety concerns.

Still, many liberals argue that the only way to cut our debt is to raise taxes on the “wealthy” to make sure everyone is paying their “fair share”. A new report released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, however, found that the top 40 percent of earners pay 106 percent of individual income taxes. How is that possible?  It’s because there are so many so-called “refundable” tax benefits that are guaranteed in full to the beneficiary, regardless of whether they have any income tax liability.

The truth is: we don’t have a revenue problem in this country, we have a spending problem, and the only way to get our country’s fiscal house back in order is to stop spending money we don’t have. Senator Coburn’s report identifies billions of dollars in savings potential, and now that we’ve returned to regular order in the budgeting process, I look forward to taking a hard look at the budget and fighting to eliminate frivolous government spending.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

FIND THE CHRISTMAS KITTY!


RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - GINGERBREAD

Dear Readers:

What would Christmas be without a little Gingerbread.  Here is a simple recipe with old fashioned taste that you can dress up or down for dessert.  

NOTE:  Thank you for following my web page.  During the Christmas holidays, I will not be posting any recipes.  My next recipe posting will be January 9th.  I will however continue with my regular posts.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
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For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the  'Archived Recipes' pages (5).  

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Monday, December 16, 2013

FEED YOUR COLD - LEARN HOW!

Dear Readers:

Came across this interesting article today and wanted to share.  It begins:
  
Feed Your Cold: Foods to Ease Cold Symptoms
Dr. Karen Latimer 12/10/13
 
The common cold usually lasts for about a week, starting with a sore throat and a mild headache. While it isn’t disabling like the flu, a cold can be really disruptive to your life. There is no true cure for the common cold, but turns out, your grandmother was right. There are things you can do to shorten the duration of a cold and to ease your symptoms … and you can find them right in your grocery store...

 

ANIMAL CHRISTMAS - YOUR LAUGH FOR THE DAY!



Thursday, December 12, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - APRICOT ALMOND BREAD

Dear Readers:

This week's recipe is a little something you can serve during the holidays - it is Apricot Almond Bread.  Easy to do and something you can dress up with a little Powdered Sugar glaze.  This recipe uses Pastry Flour - I have included the link about different flours so you can read all about the difference between flours and decide if you want to use it.    

The difference between cake flour, all purpose flour and bread flour. Which do you need, and why?


Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
  • For Coupons.com - Click - HERE
  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Hopster - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the  'Archived Recipes' pages (5).  

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Enjoy!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

WELL, THEY'VE NATIONALIZED OUR HEATHCARE, NOW IT'S OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM!

Dear Readers:

Well, they've nationalized our healthcare, and next is our educational system.  You may have read my previous post about Common Core.  (Do you really want Common Core in your school system?...) where a student stood before the school board and called them to task for implementing it into the system.  

Today I read an article regarding Common Core and here is an excerpt:

But while Common Core is not itself a curriculum, but a set of standardized tests, private curriculum producers are marketing their materials as "Common Core-aligned." Critics of Common Core say establishment of a national standard is simply a backdoor way of nationalizing curriculum. “The root of the problem with the Common Core initiative is that standards drive testing, which drives curriculum,” 

Glyn Wright, executive director of The Eagle Forum, a Washington-based watchdog group that has long campaigned against the new curriculum, told FoxNews.com. “The standards were created by private organizations in Washington, D.C., without input from teachers or parents and absent any kind of study or pilot test to prove its effectiveness.  

It is going to take the public going to their individual school boards to stop this insanity.  Your teachers will appreciate you stepping up.  
 
To read the complete article click on the link below: 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

EAST TENNESSEANS ARE STRUGGLING UNDER THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE LAW

Once again my Congressman, Phil Roe, is right on the money...
 
East Tennesseans Are Struggling Under the President’s Health Care Law

This week, after his administration announced that Healthcare.gov was finally working, President Obama launched his campaign to promote his health law. Over the next few weeks, the president plans to tout the law’s successes, but the list of Obamacare’s failures is much longer, and stretches far beyond a broken website. During his speech on Tuesday, the president told stories of people that have been helped by Obamacare, but what about those hurting because of it?

Kelly is a single mother from East Tennessee. She works hard to provide for her family and is trying to pay to go back to school. Kelly said, “I felt it was important to have health care coverage. I had purchased what I could afford. The policy wasn't ideal but reasonable. However, that policy will go away come the first of the year. I have been on the health insurance marketplace. I was floored to find either with my premiums or out of pocket cost would be almost three-quarters of my income.”

Unfortunately, Kelly’s story is one being lived by more than 2 million Americans that will lose their health insurance because it does not meet the standard set by Obamacare. I believe that when the president and his allies argue that plans like the one Kelly purchased are substandard, it's a smack in the face to all the people, like Kelly, who have spent time researching health care coverage and purchasing plans that their families can afford. Despite the president’s late announcement that insurance companies could continue to offer those plans, many states and insurers are rejecting his “fix” because premium rates for next year have already been negotiated. The very law intended to make health care affordable for Kelly and her family has seemingly made it unattainable. Linda, also from East Tennessee, says she hasn’t lost her insurance, but her premiums have doubled because of the president’s health care law.

Barbara also lives in the First District. She is 58 years old and has a catastrophic plan with a $5,000 deductible. Barbara said she is angry that she’s being forced to purchase insurance that requires her to carry coverage she doesn’t need, like maternity, pediatric dental and substance abuse treatment. I share Barbara’s frustration, as the minimum coverage requirements have forced my wife and me to purchase a policy under Obamacare with these same protections, despite being at a time in our lives when we will not have more children.

Lisa’s company is still offering employer-sponsored insurance, but her cap on out-of-pocket expenses has gone up to $4,500 with a $1,300 deductible and 20 percent copay. In 2012, Lisa’s deductible was $700 and her co-pay was 20 percent. Quentin also gets insurance through his employer, but his premiums have doubled because of Obamacare. He’s now paying $137 a month for the same high-deductible, health savings account plan he used to pay $55 for.

These are just a few of the many stories I’ve heard from East Tennesseans about their struggles because of this health care law. The president claims the law is working and that Republicans opposed to the law have already convinced themselves the law has failed simply because they want it to fail. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is that the law isn’t working for most residents of the First District. President Obama advised those opposed to his law to check with those across the country the law is helping, but I’d advise the president to check with East Tennesseans like Kelly, Linda, Barbara, Lisa and Quentin. We owe it to them, and to the millions of Americans across the country who have lost their insurance plans, who can no longer see their doctor and who have seen their premiums skyrocket, to find a better way to reform health care in this country. I believe this so strongly that I wrote a market-based, patient-centered health care reform bill, the American Health Care Reform Act.

No one is talking about returning to the status quo before Obamacare. The health care system in this country was broken before Obamacare, and the truth is, it still is. Obamacare isn’t working, and that’s not a party-line talking point, that’s a fact. And as long as I hear from Tennesseans who struggling because of this law, I will continue to fight against it. There is an answer to our country’s health care problems, but Obamacare isn’t it.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - WILD RICE STUFFED ACORN SQUASH - Gluten Free/Vegetarian

Dear Readers:

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  This week's recipe is a change from all of the turkey leftovers.  A friend of mine, Kirsten, got creative in the kitchen and came up with this recipe.  Lucky for me she shared a little.  I hope you will enjoy it, too.  
  
Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
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Friday, November 29, 2013

A KID'S LETTER TO HER MOMMY.

Dear Readers:

You may have read my post of November 26th, "Let us be thankful as we celebrate Thanksgiving",where I reposted my then 5-year old granddaughter's concern about those in need.  Now she is 7, and she decided on her own to write a letter to her mommy.  

 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - OLD FASHION DATE AND NUT BREAD

Dear Readers:

Getting ready for Holiday baking?  Here's a recipe that will fit right in with those Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.    Old Fashion Date and Nut Bread.  

Just a note:  I will not be posting a recipe next week - I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with my family.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving.    

Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
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  • For Hopster - Click HERE
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

INTERESTING OP ED BY CAL THOMAS - "THE COMING BETRAYAL OF ISRAEL"

Dear Readers:

While browsing the web, came across this article regarding the current negotiation between the United States and other major world powers.  Gives one a lot to think about.  It starts...

In Geneva, Switzerland, The United States and other major powers appeared close to a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting some economic sanctions against the terrorist-sponsoring state. Negotiations, however, fell apart at the last minute when France and Iran balked at the final wording on the interim draft. Talks are expected to resume within a few weeks, but it is worth pausing to consider what was nearly agreed to and what the outcome could likely be...

To read the rest of the article click HERE 
 

Friday, November 15, 2013

I'VE DECIDED TO DO MY PART FOR THE NATIONAL DEBT BY BETTER MANAGING MY PERSONAL BUDGET!

Dear Readers:

Once again an email to share with you.  I might actually follow this suggestion.  After all, I have the Federal Government setting the example! 

I'm cutting back and you may want to also....

I'm going to bite the bullet.

President Obama ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget. 

I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget.  I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc., but it's time to get out the budget cutting axe, go through my expenses, and cut back. 

I 'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of my total budget.  After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, I 'm going to have to cut that number by six ($0.06) cents.  Yes, I 'm going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that's what sacrifice is all about. 

I'll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries – six cents worth.

Did this President actually think no one would do the math? Please send this to everyone on your list so people understand how idiotic a $100 million cut is in a $3.5 trillion budget – ludicrous!!!!!!! 

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation...


              One is by sword...

              The other is by debt."       

John Adams 1826 

DO YOU REALLY WANT "COMMON CORE" IN YOUR SCHOOL SYSTEM? LISTEN TO THIS!

Dear Readers:


You've heard the old saying - "out of the mouth of babes oft times comes gems".  Well this is the case in this video.  A senior, Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made his case as to why he believes the school district should drop the new national education standards, a set of guidelines that were never voted on by Congress, the Department of Education nor by local or state governments.

This is happening in your school district NOW and only you as involved citizens can change it!

CLICK HERE to see the video

Thursday, November 14, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - CREAM WAFER

 Dear Readers:

Here's a 'neat' little wafer to serve anytime - with ice cream, a fruit compote, or with a cup of tea or coffee.  A nice little something to keep on hand during the Holidays.  It is called a Cream Wafer and it too uses pastry flour.  Once again I have included the link about different flours so you can read all about the difference between flours.    

The difference between cake flour, all purpose flour and bread flour. Which do you need, and why?

Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
  • For Coupons.com - Click - HERE     
  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Hopster - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the  'Archived Recipes' pages (5).  

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Enjoy!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

HESITATE TO BUY FOODS THAT ARE MARKED "SELL BY" OR "USE BY"? YOU SHOULDN'T.

Dear Readers:

How often have you avoided that particular can or boxed food product because it was close to the 'use by' or 'sell by' date?  I know that I haveI don't know about you, but my nickles have to stretch as far as they can.  In the last two years, both my husband and I have laid off of our jobs, and when the new jobs became available, they were at half the salary we earned in our former positions.  So keeping to a tight budget has been a necessity.  

Today, during my web surfing, I came across two web pages that offer information about all those 'mysterious' dates you find on food products.  They are the Sharp Shopper Grocery Outlet and Grocery Clearance Center.  Not only do they offer this information, but they offer these goods to customers in their area.  Wish I had one in my area.   

Here are the web links to these pages, a link to a pdf article about product dating, and an article about expired foods.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

RECIPE FOR THE WEEK - MUFFINS - PLAIN OR FANCY

Dear Readers:

This week's recipe is:
  1. Easy to prepare
  2. Can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  3. Can be served as a dessert or a side.  
Have you guessed what it is?   Muffins.  The recipe will be the basic muffin recipe that can be dressed up or down depending on what you want to serve them with.  Oh, yes, this recipe calls for pastry flour (I just use regular flour), and if you are interested in the different types of flour, here is an article you will want to read:
Don't forget to check out the coupon web pages posted this week on my web page to see if there is any that can be used for the  ingredients.
  • For Coupons.com - Click - HERE     
  • For RedPlum - Click HERE 
  • For Hopster - Click HERE
  • For CellFire - Click HERE
  • For SavingStar eGrocery Coupons - Click HERE

For those new to my web, this recipe page can be found by clicking on the words 'Current Recipes' in the upper left hand corner of the page.  To find older recipes, click on the  'Archived Recipes' pages (5).  

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Enjoy!

Monday, November 4, 2013

DIFFICULTY GOING FROM DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME TO "NORMAL" TIME

Dear Readers:

I don't know about you but I wish they either stay on daylight saving time or plain ole' eastern standard time (or whatever it is where you live).  My mind has a hard time wraping itself around the time change, and the older I get the harder it is.  Anyway, came across an article today about the "5 Weird Effects of Daylight Saving Time". 

     1.  More car accidents
     2.  Increase workplace injuries
     3.  More heart attacks
     4.  Longer cyberloafing (a.k.a. - surfing the web)
     5.  Increase cluster headaches

 To read the complete article - click on the link below:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

DOG'S DIARY vs CAT'S DIARY


EXCERPTS FROM A DOG'S DIARY

Day Number 181
  • 8:00 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE! 
  •  9:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE! 
  •  9:40 am - OH BOY! A WALK! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 10:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 11:30 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 12:00 noon - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE! 
  •  1:00 pm OH BOY! THE YARD! MY FAVORITE! 
  •  4:00 pm - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE! 
  •  5:00 PM - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE! 
  •  5:30 PM - OH BOY! BED! MY FAVORITE!

Day Number 182
  • 8:00 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE! 
  •  9:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE! 
  •  9:40 am - OH BOY! A WALK! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 10:30 am - OH BOY! A CAR RIDE! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 11:30 am - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 12:00 noon - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 1:00 pm OH BOY! THE YARD! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 1:30 pm - ooooooo.   bath.   bummer. 
  • 4:00 pm - OH BOY! THE KIDS! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 5:00 PM - OH BOY! DOG FOOD! MY FAVORITE! 
  • 5:30 PM - OH BOY! BED! MY FAVORITE  


EXCERPTS FROM A CAT'S DIARY 

DAY 752 - My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture...Tomorrow I may eat another house plant. 

DAY 761 - Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair...must try this on their bed. 

DAY 765 - Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body in attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was... Not working according to plan. 

DAY 768 - I am finally aware of how sadistic they are. For no good reason I was chosen for the water torture. This time however it included a burning foamy chemical called "shampoo." What sick minds could invent such a liquid? My only consolation is the piece of thumb still LODGED between my teeth. 

DAY 771 - There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event, however, I could hear the noise and smell the foul odor of the glass tubes they call "beer." More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage. 

DAY 774 - I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird on the other hand has got to be an informant, and he speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my activities. Due to his current placement in the metal room his safety is assured. But I can wait; it is only a matter of time...

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