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by Traindriver
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grafitti Vandal Plowed By A Train
Replies: 34
Views: 2767

RE: Grafitti Vandal Plowed By A Train

I feel sorry for the train crew. The crew gets 3 days off with pay
but has to deal with the carriers' legal department and also speak
with counselers etc. It's not the easiest thing for the crew members
to deal with, unfortunately, been there, done that and got the t-shirt.

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by Traindriver
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Song Title Numbers Game
Replies: 47
Views: 1903

RE: Song Title Numbers Game

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by Traindriver
Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Harlem Like?
Replies: 22
Views: 3211

RE: What's Harlem Like?

DavestanKSAN, Actually Malcom X was killed in Washington Heights which is north of Harlem. His murder took place in the Audubon Ballroom which was located at 166th Street and Broadway. If any of you ever get to Harlem, you have to eat in Sylvia's. The staff was always very friendly and the soul-food...

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by Traindriver
Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Song Title Numbers Game
Replies: 47
Views: 1903

RE: Song Title Numbers Game

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by Traindriver
Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Song Title Numbers Game
Replies: 47
Views: 1903

RE: Song Title Numbers Game

Slam, Thanks for the instructions. For some reason it don't work for
me. Too many moving parts I guess......so screw it.

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by Traindriver
Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Song Title Numbers Game
Replies: 47
Views: 1903

RE: Song Title Numbers Game

I'm computer dumb, so I don't know to add on to this thread.

For the number 55, how about Ol' 55 by Tom Waits.
39 by Queen.

[Edited 2007-01-07 01:07:03]

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by Traindriver
Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: King Crimson Lovers
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

RE: King Crimson Lovers

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by Traindriver
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: King Crimson Lovers
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

RE: King Crimson Lovers

Superfly, I never heard of that band U.K. but I'm going to look for it.

Doing acid.............I'm invoking my fifth amendment rights.

Scarlet, you are so right about Tony Levin. I caught him with
Peter Gabriel, he was fantastic.

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by Traindriver
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: King Crimson Lovers
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

RE: King Crimson Lovers

If you never heard "In The Court Of The Crimson King" you're missing out on some great music. The title song, along with "21st Century Schizoid Man" are classic. Fripp, Lake, McDonald are awesome. The album cover art used to scare the sheet out me when I did too much partying. I recommend buying, do...

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by Traindriver
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 77
Views: 3041

RE: Guilty Pleasures

CastleIsland, I can handle the "grapefroot" spoon and maybe
even the worn rubber band. It's downright cruel to sentence
us to a lifetime of that oily little Richard Simmons. You are a
sadist! Can Simmons be replaced by a John Waters film festival?

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by Traindriver
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 4649

RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

ORFflyer, I had a friend in lived in the Tidewater region. The last
time I was in that area was around '73-'74. So, it's going way
back when I saw those coal drags.

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by Traindriver
Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 77
Views: 3041

RE: Guilty Pleasures

Kev, that's a good cut from a good <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym>. The bassist seems like a decent enough chap, except for that popcorn thing of his. I can only imagine Shatner doing "Rocket Man" wearing his Capt. Kirk costume. It can't be any worse than Savalas doing "Something."

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by Traindriver
Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guilty Pleasures
Replies: 77
Views: 3041

RE: Guilty Pleasures

You Lost That Loving Feeling by Telly Savalas
Something by Telly Savalas
I Can't Get Behind That by Wm. Shatner
Waco by Lorne Greene
and, of course, anything by Regis Phibin................Not!

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by Traindriver
Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Regular Season Review,
Replies: 33
Views: 2067

RE: NFL Regular Season Review,

Falcon, I'd add the Jaguars to that list of disappointing teams. They played some games where they looked like the best team in the NFL, and others where they looked like the worst. How do you lose two games to Houston? So sad to read about Darrent Williams, my condolences to his family and the Bron...

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Year : What's All The Hype About?!
Replies: 29
Views: 2843

RE: New Year : What's All The Hype About?!

As I've gotten older, I've become less thrilled about New Years or celebrating New Years Eve. I've always looked at it as amateurs night. Way too many drunken idiots acting stupid. Wifey and I usually stay close to home. Back in the day, I never needed an excuse like New Years Eve to tie one on. Mon...

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by Traindriver
Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name The Hospital You Were Born In
Replies: 142
Views: 5716

RE: Name The Hospital You Were Born In

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center - NYC NY

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by Traindriver
Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saddam: Execution Within A Month
Replies: 90
Views: 2823

RE: Saddam: Execution Within A Month

Shame on you Falcon, it's Alex with 3 exclamation points!!!

I was channel surfing and just heard that Saddam has just been
turned over to the Iraqi authorities.

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by Traindriver
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drinking Ages In Your Country
Replies: 86
Views: 4135

RE: Drinking Ages In Your Country

PJFlysFast when I was a teenager, the drinking age in New York was 18.
I had a fake draft card and was a regular in the gin-mills at 16.

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by Traindriver
Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 4649

RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

N231YE, some years back wifey and I rode <acronym title="Videira (VIA / SSVI), Brazil">VIA</acronym> from Vancouver to Montreal. Going through the Rockies all the trains carrying grain had helper engines in the middle of the consist. In the Norfolk VA area you'd see helper engines on the coal drags ...

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by Traindriver
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Song
Replies: 57
Views: 2787

RE: Your Favorite Song

I can't believe nobody mentioned "Tiptoe Through The Tulips"
by my old neighbor Tiny Tim.  laughing 

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by Traindriver
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 4649

RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Nice pics Lee, they look a lot different than what you're used to seeing
on your side of the pond.

Falstaff, once you get that railroad bug, it's hard to kick the habit. I
had to retire on a disability, but every time I see a train, I wish I was
running it.

N231YE, I agree!

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by Traindriver
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Song
Replies: 57
Views: 2787

RE: Your Favorite Song

Being an old city kid I'm going with "New York State Of Mind" by Billy Joel.

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by Traindriver
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 4649

RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Kevin, Thanks for the link, very interesting article. Magyarorszag, I'd still rather have a little more steel in front of me. We used quite a few EMD <acronym title="China General Aviation">GP</acronym>-38's. At least on that type of engine, the cab is 10 to 12 feet behind the knuckle. In the front ...

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by Traindriver
Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Did You Get For Christmas?
Replies: 89
Views: 5176

RE: What Did You Get For Christmas?

A hooker, a jug of Bushmills 25 yr old single malt, and a lid of some primo herb. (I wish) I did get some tickets for todays Jaguars-Patriots game up in Jacksonville. Saw the Pats win 24-21. I'll find out what I got tomorrow. We have the grand-kids coming up, so we'll open up every thing then.

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 4649

RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Great picture Mark. The last time I saw one of them was back in '68.

I'd still rather run it from the engine. I hated those cab cars especially
at grade crossings. I had a few close calls.

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 4649

RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Alright Mark, another member with railroad ties. I spent some time up in Great Lakes in the Navy. We used to ride the C&<acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> to Milwaukee so we could drink legally at 19. So much for my s...

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train
Replies: 60
Views: 4649

RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

VHVXB, a few commuter rail operators here in the states use bi-level cars. The first time I saw it was on the old Chicago and Northwestern <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> back in the late 60's. AsstChiefMark, without the cab car or an engine on each end, the crew would...

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Have A Nickname?
Replies: 49
Views: 2566

RE: Do You Have A Nickname?

I had a couple of lady friends who called me "The Divine Nine."

At work they used to call me kickstand.

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by Traindriver
Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Very Long Day For My Daughter
Replies: 49
Views: 3506

RE: Very Long Day For My Daughter

I'm glad to hear she's home and feeling better. I hope all goes
well with the specialist in January.

Got to love that insurance that pays it all!

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by Traindriver
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Very Long Day For My Daughter
Replies: 49
Views: 3506

RE: Very Long Day For My Daughter

Sorry to hear what you guys had to go through. My prayers go out to your family and for your daughters speedy recovery. I have a nephew who's scheduled to have kidney surgery on Monday, so I have an idea what you are going through. Tell your daughter that she has many a.net friends from all over the...

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by Traindriver
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Spits In Soldier's Face
Replies: 149
Views: 4955

RE: Woman Spits In Soldier's Face

I had that happen to me around 1970 or so. I was in my Navy dress blues and some wacko is screaming and yelling at me. I tried to take the high-road and ignore her. After she realized her screaming was getting her no place she spit at me. I lost it and punched her in the mouth and continued on my wa...

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by Traindriver
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Female Singer?
Replies: 51
Views: 10434

RE: Favourite Female Singer?

IAH777, especially since Laura Nyro is deceased.

Another great voice is Ester Satterfield. I also liked
Phoebe Snow, Maria Muldaur and Nico from her Velvet
Underground days.

[Edited 2006-12-11 05:49:54]

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by Traindriver
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road Songs
Replies: 13
Views: 1472

RE: Road Songs

A couple of others:

America - I prefer the version by Yes
If I'm driving to NYC, New York State Of Mind by Billy Joe.
Up around Boston, Dirty Water by the Standells and Roadrunner
by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers.
Ol' 55 by Tom Waits

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by Traindriver
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road Songs
Replies: 13
Views: 1472

RE: Road Songs

If you're driving a truck, Willin' by Little Feat.

I have Sirius satelite radio in the car. So when I'm driving I usually
listen to the Classic Rock, The Stones, the Who or the Folk Music
station.

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Rock Songs
Replies: 85
Views: 3703

RE: Classic Rock Songs

thanks for that missing r and thanks even more for the picture.

Her husband Russ Knunkel was one of the great drummers. I just
read that she died in '97. I didn't realize it was that long ago, I
was thinking was only 3 or 4 years ago.

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Female Singer?
Replies: 51
Views: 10434

RE: Favourite Female Singer?

So many; Sarah Vaughn one of the great voices along with Billie and Jackson. I loved Janis Joplin wailing away. Some others: Grace Slick - Airplane/Starship Joan Baez Tracey Nelson - Mother Earth Sandy Denny - Fairport Convention Marianne Faithful Stevie Nix. I always like Rhiannon. Laura Nyro<br><b...

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Rock Songs
Replies: 85
Views: 3703

RE: Classic Rock Songs

Caught Cliff at the Garden in NYC.

Paul Simon did a concert as a fund raiser for the NY Public Library.
Had a variety of acts......Simon, Cliff, Nicolette Lasen etc.

Jimmy Cliff was great. I think the concert was around the time
the movie came out. Great Stuff.

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Just Launch The Friggin' Shuttle!....
Replies: 56
Views: 4210

RE: Just Launch The Friggin' Shuttle!....

I'm down here in Fla. on the Space Coast. We just watched the Shuttle
fly over the house. Impressive sight like always, really lights up the sky.

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earliest Favorite TV Shows
Replies: 22
Views: 2697

RE: Earliest Favorite TV Shows

Growing up, I always watched the parents had on. We only had one TV
back in the 50's. Three of my all time favorites were:

The Untouchables
Naked City
The Phil Silvers Show (Sgt. Bilko)

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by Traindriver
Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Rock Songs
Replies: 85
Views: 3703

RE: Classic Rock Songs

Zippyjet, I see you added some raggae. How about
"The Harder They Come" by Jimmy Cliff.

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by Traindriver
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Rock Songs
Replies: 85
Views: 3703

RE: Classic Rock Songs

Zippyjet, some great additions. Crystal Ship was an awesome song. I was always a big Alvin Lee fan...I'd Love To Change The World rocks. White Bird brings back some fond memories, David LaFlamme was great on the violin. A couple others I'd like to add: Shine On Brightly - Procol Harum Mr. Tambourine...

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by Traindriver
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Rock Songs
Replies: 85
Views: 3703

RE: Classic Rock Songs

Some of my favs:

Baba O'Reilly-Who
Sugar Magnolia-'Dead
Casey Jones-'Dead
Somebody To Love-Airplane
Empty Pages-Traffic
Sky Pilot-Animals
Magic Carpet Ride-Steppenwolf

And for CastleIsland
"Let's Make The Water Turn Black" by Zappa and The Mothers

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by Traindriver
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some NY Pics...
Replies: 43
Views: 2875

RE: Some NY Pics...

Kaz, thanks for sharing your pics of my old home town.

I get very homesick seeing them (except for the dead roach)!

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by Traindriver
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OK, Girls, Sell Yourselvers To A.net Men!
Replies: 88
Views: 5310

RE: OK, Girls, Sell Yourselvers To A.net Men!

Kmh1956
50, you're still a baby.

At my age, I like them if they still have a heart beat.

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by Traindriver
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell Douglas DC 8 -- A Tribute By Wings.
Replies: 55
Views: 26059

RE: McDonnell Douglas DC 8 -- A Tribute By Wings.

Wings, thanks for this thread. I flew on the 8 numerous times. I flew them across the Atlantic from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Luxembourg (- Findel) (LUX / ELLX), Luxembourg">LUX</acronym> many ti...

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by Traindriver
Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Hate Anybody?
Replies: 69
Views: 3392

RE: Do You Hate Anybody?

AirTran737, what's wrong with us hippie types? It's a good thing you're young, you would've hated the 60's. All that nasty Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll stuff wouldn't have been too easy for you. It's too time consuming to hate someone. However there sure are a lot of a-holes out there that I dislike a...

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by Traindriver
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Aviation Related US Navy Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

RE: Non-Aviation Related US Navy Questions

In the Navy, Boatswains Mates are basically the sailors. They handle the lines during docking, and if the ship drops anchor, they perform those duties also. If a ship has to make a "hi-line" transfer at sea, they handle the rigging etc. They also handle any deck related tasks onboard. The Navy ratin...

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by Traindriver
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Branch Of The Military Are You?
Replies: 51
Views: 5182

RE: What Branch Of The Military Are You?

I scored 79% Navy and second was the Coast Guard at 69%.

I have to say the quiz was right on, since I'm a 4 year Navy vet.

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by Traindriver
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where In The World Is UH60FtRucker?
Replies: 86
Views: 5942

RE: Where In The World Is UH60FtRucker?

Welcome back to the world.
I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

You guys got a few months to make up for.....TURN OFF THE COMPUTER!

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by Traindriver
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Bledsoe The Biggest No-load In The NFL?
Replies: 11
Views: 4210

RE: Is Bledsoe The Biggest No-load In The NFL?

CastleIsland, it could have been worse. Imagine if the Pats drafted
Ryan Leaf instead of Bledsoe.

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