Injured and Insulted? If you haven’t read these articles – you don’t know nuthin about WorkComp in America!

“Help Pro Publica Investigate” !?!

We try, don’t we?!!! ENCORE! ENCORE!

HELP PROPUBLICA INVESTIGATE THEN BLOG BLOG BLOG OCCUPY Work Comp
GET GOING WITH YOUR  OWN BLOG! BLOG BLOG BLOG!  #OccupyWorkComp and #DodgeTheRads – It’s Dangerous Out There!  See links below!

Radiation What Radiation

If you haven’t read these articles – you don’t know nuthin about Radiation in America either!

One benefit of being disabled by the WorkCompsters is that it makes #ShelterInPlace a little easier!   Know about Your Radiation This Week Series, too.   Bob Nichols Said WHAT About Your Radiation This Week !?!




Insult to Injury

America’s vanishing worker protections.

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Corporate Campaign to Ditch Workers’ Comp Stalls

An Oklahoma commission ruled that a state law allowing companies to “opt out” of workers’ comp and write their own plans was unconstitutional while similar bills in other states lose steam.

‘All of This Because Somebody Got Hurt at Work’

Hummer limos, go-go dancers, a live alligator and glowing aliens in spandex at the national workers’ comp and disability expo. Journey into the little-known workers’ comp industrial complex.

Tyson Foods’ Secret Recipe for Carving Up Workers’ Comp

Over the past 25 years, the giant meatpacking company has taken a lead in pushing for changes in workers’ comp in state after state — often to the detriment of workers.

State Lawmakers to Investigate Workers’ Comp Opt Out

In response to a ProPublica and NPR investigation, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators said it will look into an effort by some of the biggest names in corporate America to opt out of workers’ comp.

U.S. Lawmakers Call for More Oversight of Workers’ Comp

In response to a ProPublica and NPR investigation, members of Congress are urging the labor secretary to come up with a plan to protect injured workers and taxpayers.

Inside Corporate America’s Campaign To Ditch Workers’ Comp

One Texas lawyer is helping companies opt out of workers’ compensation and write their own rules. What does it mean for injured workers?

Price Check: How Companies Value Body Parts

Benefits for the same body part can differ dramatically depending on which company you work for.

ProPublica Partners With Beacon to Promote Workers’ Comp Reporting

Today, ProPublica is teaming up with the journalism crowdfunding site Beacon to encourage more coverage of workers’ comp across the country.

How to Investigate Workers’ Comp In Your State

With this Reporting Recipe, we want to make it easier for journalists to find and report stories on changes in workers’ comp policies and the impact on local workers.

Injured Worker in ProPublica/NPR Story Testifies Before Illinois Legislature

In an eight-hour hearing, Democratic lawmakers challenge governor’s proposals to change state’s workers’ compensation law.

California Bill Would Bar Insurers from Withdrawing Injured Workers’ Care

A bill that passed a state Senate committee today would address a problem highlighted in a ProPublica and NPR investigation of problems with new workers’ compensation laws.

Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers’ Comp Benefits for Amputees

A proposal to nearly triple the maximum compensation for workers who lose a limb follows a ProPublica/NPR story that showed Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.

California Workers’ Comp Law Gets Criticism, Praise at Senate Hearing

Some hearing witnesses say the 2012 reform law had “unintended consequences,” prompting insurers to deny medical care and doctors to leave the system.

The Fallout of Workers’ Comp ‘Reforms’: 5 Tales of Harm

Injured workers share their stories, revealing the real-life impact of rollbacks that have been spreading across the country.

California to Insurers: Don’t Use Workers’ Comp Law to Deny Approved Care

Concern over possible misuse of a 2012 workers’ comp law has led to warnings from state labor officials. A state senate committee will hold a hearing on the law Wednesday.

Insurance Information Institute Challenges Our Workers’ Comp Investigation. We Respond

Insurance Information Institute challenges ProPublica/NPR’s workers’ comp investigation. Here’s our response.

California Announces Audit of Insurance Company That Took Away Home Health Aide

A top labor official in California challenges our characterization of changes to the state’s workers’ comp system. His department will audit a case spotlighted by us.

Podcast: Reporting on Workers’ Comp

Michael Grabell on how the project began, and how many legislators don’t understand the ways rollbacks hurt workers.

OSHA Report Echoes ProPublica and NPR’s Workers’ Comp Findings

Separate investigations into changes in the workers’ compensation system nationwide found that cutbacks were hurting injured workers and their families.

Methodology for Workers’ Comp Benefits: How Much is a Limb Worth?

How ProPublica gathered and analyzed state workers’ compensation laws to find out the maximum each states pays per limb.

How Much Is Your Arm Worth? Depends On Where You Work

Each state determines its own workers’ compensation benefits, which means workers in adjoining states can end up with dramatically different compensation for identical injuries.

What Happens When Americans Are Hurt on the Job? Help ProPublica Investigate

Share your experience to help us dig deeper into workers’ comp in America.




Blogging in the Insurance Industry’s Interests:

Compare to what the “Best Blogs” of the WorkComp industry have to say about matters…

Work Comp Roundup, Author Michael Stack – Category: Education

From Bob’s Cluttered Desk, Author Robert Wilson – Category: National Issues

Managed Care Matters, Author Joe Paduda – Category: Medical Management

DePaolo’s Work Comp World, Author David Depaolo – Category: National Issues

WorkersComp Insider, Authors Tom Lynch & Julie Ferguson – Category: National Issues

Workers’ Compensation by Gelman, Author Jon Gelman – Category: Legal

The Official Medicare Set Aside Blog, Author Jennifer Jordan – Category: MSA/Settlements

Conference Chronicles, Author Varied – Category: Education

Florida Workers’ Comp Adjudication, Author David Langham – Category: Legal

Work Safe, Texas, Author Varied – Category: Carrier

Franco Signor MSP Blog, Author Varied – Category: MSA/Settlements

Workers’ Comp Zone. Author Julius Young – Category: Legal

MedicareInsights Blog, Author Rafael Gonzalez – Category: MSA/Settlements

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Blawg, Author Varied – Category: Regional/State Specific

Evidence Based, Author Michael Gavin – Category: Medical Management

Mark Pew, Author Mark Pew – Category: Medical Management

Louisiana Comp Blog, Author Varied – Category: Regional/State Specific

Sedgwick Connection, Author Varied – Category: TPA

New Jersey Workers’ Comp Blog, Author John Geaney – Category: Regional/State Specific

The Return to Work Blog, Author Varied – Category: Carrier

Simply Work Comp, Author Varied – Category: Safety/Prevention

MEMIC Safety Net, Author Varied – Category: Safety/Prevention

GRAVY TRAIN WRECK

Who else is blogging about WorkComp in America and elsewhere?  (see more)

TOP BLOGS FOR
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND WORKPLACE ISSUES
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LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2012 Honorees
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“So who’s committing all this fraud?”

In the Battle against Workers Comp Fraud, Modern Tools can Deter Old Schemes

So who ELSE is committing all this fraud?

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Update:  “Distrust Government” https://lnkd.in/bK8uvYn Yikes! California Governor accused of obstructing justice in this blog? Fact check allegations of injured workers receiving workers comp benefits in California. Further investigations in progress?

Reflections…   People Get Ready, There’s a train a comin…




WorkComp BEST BLOGS RESULTS?

Without a Blog, an Injured Worker is UNARMED and Unprotected in America’s WAR ON WORKERS

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Injured Worker Blogs?  Not so many….  the industry opinion goes like this:

“…Another area where we would hope to see improved outcomes in the future is the blog category of “Injured Workers”. While a few were nominated in that category this year, none made the final cut….”

Another industry opinion goes like this:  ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY

Here are some WorkComp oriented vlogs…..

Shucks… well, here are the stats on one Injured Worker’s blog…

Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains –  for what it’s worth…

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WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW – BYOB

Taking a moment to reflect on success during and post-WorkComp Survival. A Quick shout-out to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, DavidDePaolo Blog Spot, Stumble Upon, WorkComp Central & Lucy Occupy for being top referrers to

Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains since Summer 2013.

Thank you!

BYOB – BRING YOUR OWN BLOG

Your continued referrals are welcome, Subscribe to stay current! #OccupyWorkComp Reach to date is over 35,000! Hooray for us! BYOB BYOB BYOB

LET’S GET THE REAL NATIONAL WORKCOMP DISCUSSIONS STARTED. WITHOUT VOICES OF INJURED WORKERS, it’s all just smoke and mirrors, isn’t it?

AAWCGT TOP REFERRERS ALL TIME 5 26 2016

I BLOG THEREFORE I AM A WORK COMP SURVIVOR 2 25 2016

What’s YOUR Work Comp Story?    See more at My Work Comp Coach!  

Use the questions to start YOUR OWN BLOG — and to submit stories to “industry bloggers” as a “guest blogger” and stay on point!

 

Coming soon?

WORK COMP SURVIVAL AND VIRTUAL COMBAT SKILLS – eCourse

WATCH FOR eCourse - COMING SOON
WATCH FOR eCourse – COMING SOON

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“BE BRAVE”

#OccupyWorkComp #OccupyVirtually and for goodness sake, #DodgeTheRads! It’s dangerous out there!

Be ITK about Your Radiation This Week!  #TTFN

#OccupyVirtually #StayOuttaTheStreets #DodgeTheRads
#OccupyVirtually #StayOuttaTheStreets #DodgeTheRads

Sticks and stones and…attorney disbarment? Did Dr. Rosalind Griffin commit perjury?

“Sticks and stones and…attorney disbarment? Will the First Amendment lose out when IME doctor files grievance to conceal her testimony in injury case from the public? “


 

Final thought

“I do not know what the Attorney Grievance Commission will do to me.”

“But, I do know that I’m willing to face whatever comes next. The public needs to know about what Dr. Griffin did. The public needs to know what far too many doctors who perform routine IMEs are doing every single day to people.”

“If you like this blog post, please share it.”


http://www.michiganautolaw.com/blog/2016/01/25/ime-doctor-grieves-attorney/

DR ROSALIND GRIFFIN   JAN 2016

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW (2)

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[NOT WORK COMP —- SAME PLAY BOOK —- WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU? ]




 

“Consider for a moment what could have happened to my client in this case if the IME exam had not been recorded.  What might have happened to my client if the jury believed that he was improving, as Dr. Griffin said, or that his proverb interpretation proved he did not have a traumatic brain injury, as she testified?”

“Imagine how my client must have felt, being forced to listen to this doctor testify at trial about things he never said!”

“Exposing IME abuse – What happened to my client in this personal injury case can happen to anyone”

“I posted this blog about Dr. Griffin because it’s important that people understand that what this doctor did to my client in this case is not unusual. It is happening to innocent people injured in automobile accidents who are forced to see IME doctors, just as my client had to see Dr. Griffin.”

“Did Dr. Griffin fabricate a medical history of chronic illnesses/conditions which could be used to mitigate what the defendant who hired her would have to pay at trial?”




Attorney Working Diligently and Courageously to Protect an Injured Citizen from IME and Insurance Industries? LEND SOME SUPPORT!  WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW




 

If you drive or work, PAY ATTENTION TO THIS IMPORTANT NATIONAL STORY.

It could happen to you to you, too.

Heavy Reading and Videos!   WorkComp Matters!  Give a Hoot!




For those who prefer the simplicity of animations, see the second video:
Independent Medical Exam

#OccupyMedia  #WorkCompChat #Insurance #ProPublica #WorkCompCentral #USA

#TBI #Concussion #closedHEADinjury




 

I am wondering if Steven Gursten has sent his blog to the ten Congressional Representatives who have gone on record as being concerned about National WorkComp matters? Here’s the link. https://www.propublica.org/article/lawmakers-call-for-more-oversight-of-workers-comp

[YES, IT IS NOT WORK COMP —- IT IS THE SAME PLAY BOOK —- WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU, AMERICA? ]

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Has he made direct contact with Michael Grabell of ProPublica and Howard Berkes of NPR? (The Demoliton of Workers Compensation series) They are here on LinkedIn. Have you shared your story with David DePaolo of WorkComp Central?

 

EINSTEIN IF I WERE TO REMAIN SILENT

PS  Ask About Your Radiation This Week America!

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW THANK YOU

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Grand Heists or Magic Math or Government Math -What difference does it make to HEALTH CARE and TAXPAYERS?

KUDOS TO ALL FRIENDS OF HUMANITY FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT!

MONEY MONEY MONEY

Kudos to Anthony Wunsh and friends for tackling such a hot topic on “Government Math.”   See allll the comments on his LinkedIn post, and add yours!

Healthcare: PPACA (Obamacare) what is the real cost to the tax payer

 

“….Mr. Wunsh has the unique experience of having talked to and visited thousands of facilities of all sizes and specialties. He uses this unique street level experience to customize solutions for healthcare providers….”

Energy follows thought and thoughts are things!  

THINK THINK THINK

I admire the left brain thought processes and ‘street sense’ of Anthony Wunsh, President/CEO Medical Pay Solutions, Consultant, Author, Speaker.

Kudos to Paul Steiger and his team at Pro Publica for their collective and on-going reporting on The Demolition of Workers Compensation.

Kudos to the Congressional representatives who have publicly expressed concern about Workers Compensation matters.  Let’s encourage them to address the bigger picture, too!

Kudos to David DePaolo and his pals for their reporting and blogging and keeping discussions going about national workers compensation issues.

David’s kudos include CompLaude Awards – an annual educational gala identifying those who nationally do their best to do the right thing in the field of WorkComp. (Last year, I was blessed to be one of the four finalists in the Injured Worker Category, and this year I nominated a few of the good peeps in most all categories that I encountered along that way.)

Kudos to Phil Young – Vocational Expert and Forensic Rehabilitation Specialist  for his compassion and his recent articles on Return to Work. Apparently, vocational rehab specialists can be beneficial is divorce proceedings, too.  More dots being connected, indeed!

Engaging Injured Employees Now, Not Later!


 

What Radiation???!!!

“Your Radiation This Week”     GOOGLE IT!

JUST ASK BOB NICHOLS

Kudos to Bob Nichols of  Veterans Today for his stellar ongoing nuclear investigative reporting on

YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK

…and much much more (excerpts and links also below, as radiation poisoning is certainly ‘on topic’ with health care matters.)

Yes, WE WERE WARNED.

Did you read the 2012 Nichols article:

What are efforts to contain Fukushima? None.

 

WHO ELSE?

Kudos to The Many who do the often thankless work of being the media we wish to see!  You know who you are!

Thanks to all generations for maximizing the efficiencies of the internet to let the Truth be Known to those with Eyes to See and Ears to Hear.

[“Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones. Firewalking has been practiced by many people and cultures in all parts of the world, with the earliest known reference dating back to Iron Age India – c. 1200 BCE. It is often used as a rite of passage, as a test of an individual’s strength and courage…”]

 

Imagine what The White Rose Society might have accomplished if only they had the internet.  Read The First Leaflet when you get a moment over the coming holidays.  [“The White Rose was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign..”]

Count your blessings, ‘praise the Lord and pass the [virtual] ammunition!’

GOD BLESS AMERICA, AND CROWN HER GOOD WITH BROTHERHOOD…

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“Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?”

The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER…

Reach out to authors on their respective sites.

Thank you, I read comments on my posts, and often turn them into new posts, rather than directly responding.  It’s a #TBI thing.

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Prior to the WorkComp Brain Injury of 1/9/12, I would have easily followed the complicated thoughts and math in the article.

Read it all for yourself, and take appropriate actions in your own sphere of influence.  My un-filtered suggestions are below, for what it’s worth!

My first reaction and comment was:

In a quick google search on ‘how the shell game works’ look what I just found! “…They’ve taken the pea, rising healthcare costs and rising premium costs, off the table. It’s a con.”   See for yourself!

How The Shell Game Con Works (also known as “Three Card Monte”)

This morning I woke up with the same article, and some other articles, on my mind.

Here’s what I thought  (and posted) (and added to) after further reflection.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  Leave your comments directly on Anthony’s post, pretty please and thank you…. it’s too mind boggling for my further attention at the moment.

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WorkCompLinda‘s elaborated comments from initial post on the Anthony Wunsh article:

Healthcare: PPACA (Obamacare) what is the real cost to the tax payer

Good Morning! It’s heart warming to see such significant discussion about the #MagicMath involved in ‘health care’ matters in America! Thank you, Anthony, and thanks to your friends also involved in discussions!

I have been pondering on this since it was posted, and this morning I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if Paul Steiger’s group at @ProPublica would do a series on THESE matters? If only Anthony Wunsh and the other well versed business people who have commented here [and there,] would connect with Paul either right here on LinkedIn or privately, and also with one of their top reporters, @MichaelGrabell, perhaps demolition and reconstruction could happen sooner rather than later. @HowardBerkes at @NPR is also a huge part of the ongoing InjuredWorker/WorkComp insurance investigative journalism series……”

That’s what I thought, upon awakening today!

What ProPublica did for the People of America, in their stellar expose called THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION, is still sending shockwaves throughout the work comp insurance industries and related agencies and offices of providers.

The Injured Worker community doesn’t see much promise in the ‘studies, reports and chit chat’ while ‘dying in the streets’ awaiting medical care and benefits, YET. It’s a series. Here’s the link: https://www.propublica.org/article/the-demolition-of-workers-compensation

In addition to inciting serious dialogue about Worker’s Compensation issues in the nation, ProPublica and NPR apparently successfully incited some Congressional Interest, evidenced by the October 20, 2015 letter signed by 10 current members of Congress to the Secretary of the Department of Labor.

My favorite part of the letter is the last paragraph…. the part about:

“….In particular, we would welcome a report from the Department on how it will reinstitute oversight of state workers’ compensation programs, what areas it intends to address, and whether added authorities are needed to better ensure the that the interests of injured workers and taxpayers are protected.”

YEAH! Send in the National Guard, for starters!!!

“The whole damn system is wrong!”

 

Here’s the link to the Congressional letter, and let’s hope it is the beginning of a Congressional Task Force https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2465674/letter-from-federal-lawmakers-to-labor-on.pdf


 

RETURN TO WORK LINKED IN ARTICLE
Read the entire  article Engaging Injured Employees Now, Now Later! by Phil Young – Vocational Expert and Forensic Rehabilitation Specialist article on RETURN TO WORK… leave your comments directly on his site because WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

 

What if the “Rest and Wait and Opi-ate” program simply is not enough for the majority?

Doctors Trial

NARCOTICS

Opiates Can Kill You

Some types of opioid drugs include:

Top Ten Drugs That Cause Kidney Damage

 Then there is the MaryJane crowd that would have Medical Marijuana restored to pharmaceutical status.

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Has anybody every heard of Acupunture? Chiropractic?  Functional Neurology?  Physical Therapy? Cognitive Therapy?  QEEG Neuro-Feedback?  Meditation? Fire-Walking? Rebar Bending?  Arrow Breaking? Occupational Therapy? Vocational Therapy?  There is even a company that apparently provides “Physical Therapy” on site for return to work injured employees.  What a concept? Could Corporate America incorporate PT, OT, and SLP into on-site services as part of ADA and WorkComp ‘reasonable accommodations’?  THINK THINK THINK PEOPLE….  


What if each Representative of The People that signed that October 2015 letter found ten or more additional Congressional representatives to sign a new letter to the Secretary of the Department of Insurance with copies to the new Attorney General who seems to have a reputation for frowning on fraud and shenanigans, along with copies to appropriate officials at DOJ and FBI???


 

Golly, if each of the Insurance Bosses — “The Top 10 highest paid CEOs in America….” were copied on the letter, conversations might really begin!

Here’s a link to the current gang:http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2015/09/24/top-10-highest-paid-ceos-at-us-commercial-insuranc

If some of the leading mouth-pieces for the WorkComp industries, State Disability agencies, Medicare and the SSA are included in a Congressional Task Force, clean up might actually be possible?  Discover more here at the LexisNexis Top Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2014 Honorees – See more at LexisNexis Top Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2014 Honorees – See more at: LexisNexis Top Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2014 Honorees – See more at LexisNexis Top Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2014 Honorees.

As it stands today, it seems that most Americans still have a degree of ‘freedom of choice’ but it is more along lines of ‘the shower on the left or the shower on the right.’

It’s TIME FOR CHANGE, wouldn’t you all agree?

Anthony! If you write it, they may sign it, and Pro-Publica, NPR and even Corporate Media might publish it and get this party started.  Let’s talk about Insurance, Health Care and the Grand Heist in progress!


Imagine that! If we can say it, we can do it, because
“WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE THE MEDIA NOW”

“EACH ONE WARN ONE” ….. Discuss it further with your friends and neighbors and colleagues….. I will too!

Let’s count our blessings, and hum a few bars of “Praise the Lord and Pass the [Virtual] Ammunition,” shall we?

For some realllly scary information, be alert to what’s happening on nuclear fronts. Check in with the international physics communities and draw your own conclusions. Reflect on what it means to the insurance industries. Start here with the question presented in the series, “YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK” 

“ARE WE UNDER ATTACK?”

 

“The benefits of living in Washington, DC are never ending and far surpass those of Normal men and women living in other cities, towns and metropolitan areas – even New York. NY City had a 753 CPM High this week.”

 

Your Radiation This Week – Bob Nichols, Veterans Today, Project Censored Award Winner

“US Abandons St. Louis, Missouri ….Like it always does, the US will study, not treat, a few unwitting victims and watch them die. Those people who are able to leave the St. Louis metro area should do so before December 1, 2015…”

Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!

Copyright by Bob Nichols @ 2015. Reproduce and distribute, give full attribution to Bob Nichols and Veterans Today.

Your Radiation This Week 1-30  A Silent Video

 

This is a video made on the unsupervised ‘rehabilitate your own brain’ program….not bad for a first attempt, huh?  Check it out!

Your Radiation This Week 1 – 30  A Silent Video

Watch for more videos and interviews of leading characters in 2016 in the quest to SAVE AMERICANS from “Enemies…Foreign AND DOMESTIC!”

“Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!”

‘Praise the Lord and Pass the [Virtual] Ammunition’

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

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