JASPER JOTTINGS Week 04  - 2016 Jan 24    

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: "Superheroine" mode; I am woman; hear me roar




Virginia woman, 19, lifts burning truck to save her father's life

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A petite 19-year-old Virginia woman who lifted a large burning truck off her father said Sunday that she just snapped into “super mode” to save his life.

Charlotte Heffelmire turned into a real-life 5-foot-6, 120-pound superhero when she rushed to her father’s aid Nov. 28. Eric Heffelmire was working on a pickup in the garage when a jack slipped, pinning him under the vehicle. The mishap also caused a gasoline spill which set the truck and the garage on fire.

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Since I’ve created a “Diogenes Award” category, this week I’ll create a “Helen Reddy”.

Remember the hit: “I am woman; hear me roar”? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Woman

I’ve known, and know, many strong women in my life. I think that’s America’s “secret weapon”. When I look at “foreign lands” who keep “their” women “barefoot, pregnant, and uneducated”, I really just want to say “thanks you fools”. Like Rush jokes, “with half my brain tied down just to make it fair”, they have lost more than half their collective brains.

Here’s an example of the hidden power we all have when properly motivated. It’s often said, that we only use 10% of our brains. So why can’t we all lift cars? It’s simple! We don’t need to and we don’t believe we can.

Remember the line from the original Star Wars?“

[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.” -- Yoda (Fictional character from George Lucas's "Star Wars" movie)

My other favorite is about training a baby elephant in a way that they are limited by their beliefs.


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So even though it’s just a chain and a little wooden peg, the elephant stands still. It remembers its limitations, and knows that it can only move as much as the chain will allow. It does not matter that the metal stake has been replaced by a wooden peg. It does not matter that the 100 kilo baby is now a 5,000 kilo powerhouse. However, the elephant’s belief prevails.

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We’re so much like that elephant with the self-limiting beliefs.

And this young woman just proves the point to me.

How about you?

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MOBIT: McLean, Steven M. [MCstaff RIP] on 2016-Jan-09



Steven M. McLean
1964 - 2016

KINGSTON -Steven M. McLean, 51 of Tremper Avenue, Kingston died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus after a long illness.

Born Oct. 17, 1964 in Manhattan, he was the son of Emily Soto and the late Peter John McLean.

Steven worked in the printing department at Manhattan College. He loved music and socializing with friends. Throughout the years, Steven helped a great deal of people through his inspiration.

Surviving in addition to mother are his brothers, Shaun Peter McLean and his partner Laura Santiago of Bronx, N.Y., Charles Clifford Angerson and his wife Elizabeth of Matthews, North Carolina, many nieces and nephews also survive.

Cremation and memorial arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston www.jvleahyfh.com.

A memorial service will take place Sunday, Jan. 17th 1 p.m. at the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church in Kingston.

Published in Daily Freeman on Jan. 17, 2016


McLean, Steven M. [MCstaff RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JLINKEDIN: Giraudd, Ralph [MC1979] Finl. Mkts. Lab Coordinator-Part Time Lecturer



Giraud, Ralph [MC1979]
Finl. Mkts. Lab Coordinator-Part Time Lecturer: Rutgers School of Business Camden
Greater Philadelphia Area
Financial Services

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GOOGLE+: Smith, Craig [MC1992] trial attorney Lando & Anastasi



Smith, Craig [MC1992]
Works at Lando & Anastasi
Attended New York University School of Law
Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts


I am a successful trial attorney who helps clients protect and defend their inventions in complex intellectual property litigation.  Technology companies of all sizes, from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups, have relied on me to take care of their most sensitive intellectual property matters.  I have represented companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Velcro and Insight Technologies in intellectual property litigation throughout the country and the world.  I have handled matters before federal district courts and appellate courts, as well as the International Trade Commission (ITC).  I also have managed international litigations and proceedings before the European Patent Office.

I have been named a "New England Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, and a Massachusetts "Super Lawyer - Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine and the publishers of Boston Magazine.  I was also recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of 15 "Up & Coming Lawyers."

My practice also focuses on general client counseling, including strategic management of patent and trademark portfolios, validity and infringement analyses, licensing, and pre-suit investigations.  I have extensive licensing experience, including initiating programs to monetize patent portfolios.  My client-focused approach to litigation and licensing puts a premium value on the client's input and insight and ensures a close and mutually beneficial relationship.

    New York University School of Law    J.D., 1994 - 1997   
    University of Illinois    M.S., 1992 - 1994   
    Manhattan College    B.S., 1988 - 1992

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) disagrees about several things


Dear f. John,

How can you make the blanket statement that unions are not necessary in first world countries? There is plenty of evidence of attempts to exploit power relationships in today's environment - which only collective action has a fair chance of resisting.

Why do you think alma mater shouldn't negotiate a fair agreement with the adjuncts. Individually, they can easily be picked off, but together they should be able to come up with a fair agreement. It is truly part of Catholic social teaching.

As for med care - Medicare is generally acknowledged as doing a pretty good job. Someone is going to make decisions about costs and coverage - I'll take my chances on the gov instead of an insurance company exec who wants to preserve profit for the company/shareholders

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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Dear Mike:

Very easily, we can divide unions into two major groups: unions of Gooferment workers and unions in private industry.

In the first group, there is an unholy alliance between the politicians and bureaucrats in Gooferment with union members and leaders to screw the taxpayer. Money flows from the taxpayer to the union and back into the politicians’ “campaign funds”. Sorry, but that has to stop. Many states and municipalities are crippled by unfunded and unplayable “pension and benefit” packages.

In the second group, there is another unholy alliance between the managers of the companies and the unions to screw the ownership (stockholders). Money flows, that should go to the stockholders, to the unions for wages, benefits, and pensions. The management “buys” labor peace so they can earn big bonus from the stockholders and get out before the unfunded and unplayable results hit. Gooferment Motors is a classic example of this.

Unions are a disaster.

In the case of Alma Mater, the adjuncts are free to move should they feel that they are not being compensated fairly. Slavery is illegal. I don’t want the Gooferment telling Alma Mater that they are not “catholic”. As far as “social teaching”, I think that and “social justice” are code for socialism. I’d prefer a free market where capital and labor are fairly priced without any infringement.

As far as Medicare, acknowledged by whom as doing a good job? There is a VAST body of evidence that shows that it’s a sewer of waste, fraud, and abuse. Frankly, my experience with my wife and insurance companies was better than with the medical administration management, who were subject to the Gooferment’s nonsense.

You seem to fail to acknowledge that insurance companies making a profit is a good thing AND the competitive marketplace will enforce fiscal discipline. Screw too many Customers and they walk. Make to big a profit margin, competitors enter. It’s the Gooferment that distorts this with tax policy and regulation. Look at life insurance — relatively lightly regulated, cheap, available, and pretty abuse free. Why can’t I buy my health insurance like life or car? Because the Gooferment (Obama/SCOTUS care) mandates all sorts of “benefits” I don’t want. Imagine you had to have your car insurance cover “oil changes”? Argh!

The problem today is that everyone want to live at someone else’s expense.

“Someone” does NOT “have to make decisions about costs and coverage”. You should be making those decisions. From a vast array of choices. Look at life insurance. Term versus whole. 10-20-30 level term. Dollar amounts from a few thousands to a few million. With a vast range of prices depending upon risk. And, some folks are uninsurable because they waited to buy until they were sick.


Seems so obvious to me?

Thanks for getting the blood boiling.

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GOOGLE+: Olszewski, Ronald [MC2003] Occupation Father & Husband



Olszewski, Ronald [MC????]
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Westchester, NY

Flibbertigibbet and ne'er do well.
Flibbertigibbet and ne'er do well extraordinaire.
Manhattan College
B.S. Electrical Engineering
Manhattanville College
Master of Arts Teaching
Father & Husband
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Dear John,

            I believe that Ronald is a member of the Class of 2003.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Olszewski, Ronald [MC2003]

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JLINKEDIN: Scheidegger, Michael [MC2011] Business Analyst Amkai



Scheidegger, Michael [MC2011]
Business Analyst II/UI Developer at AmkaiSolutions
White Plains, New York
Information Technology and Services

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JOBIT: Brust, Norbert Peter [MC1944 RIP] on 2016-Jan-14



Norbert Peter Brust

Norbert passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

Norbert was a resident of Holland, Pennsylvania at the time of his passing.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College.

He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

He was married to Dolores.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday January 19 2016 from 10:45 AM until his Funeral Mass at 12:15 PM at St. Bede the Venerable Parish Church 1071 Holland Rd. Holland PA 18966 Southampton if using GPS.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Bede's Capital Campaign at the above church address or to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps - North West where one of his grandchildren is a volunteer at 3928 N. Williams Ave. Portland OR 97208.


Brust, Norbert Peter [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

            I believe that Norbert is a member of the Class of 1944.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brust, Norbert Peter [MC1944 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: Moliterno, Angelo L. [MC1974 RIP] on 2016-Jan-17



Angelo L. Moliterno

Angelo L. Moliterno 63, of Spring Lake, NJ died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his home.

Born in Manhattan, NY, Angelo lived in Livingston, NJ before moving to Spring Lake in 2002. He earned a degree from Manhattan College in 1974 and his Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1978. He later received a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickenson in 1984.

Angelo was Vice President and part owner of Pro-Equip in Freehold, NJ. He was a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Monsignor Thomas C. Reilly Council # 5611. Angelo was a parishioner of St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake, NJ where he was an usher. He loved football and baseball especially Notre Dame and the Yankees. He enjoyed riding his bike on the boardwalk in Spring Lake.

Angelo is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Theresa A. Moliterno, son Louis Moliterno and his wife Keri of Middletown, NJ, a daughter Christine Petro and her husband Michael D. of Brick, NJ, a granddaughter Carly Petro, and a sister Roseann Bellino and her husband Ralph of Coram, NY. He also leaves a niece Gina Mazzilli and her husband Vinny and a Great Niece Lia Mazzilli.

Visitation will be at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Thursday from 6-9pm. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Catharine's Church, Spring Lake, on Friday at 10:30am, with committal to follow at St. Anne's Cemetery, Wall.

For more information and condolences, visit www.OB rienFuneralHome.com.

O'Brien Funeral Home
2028 Highway 35 at New Bedford Road
Wall, NJ 07719
(732) 449-6900

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 20, 2016


Moliterno, Angelo L. [MC1974 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/angelo-l-moliterno-condolences/177358787?cid=full

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for AnnaMarie


Good Morning All,

I share some terrible news with you about John Reinke's Fiancee. There is good news and bad news that has been visited upon John and AnnaMarie. As John has shared, all that AnnaMarie needs is prayers and I ask you to raise the volume for her, John and their Family. John's words are below, our prayers and good thoughts are needed. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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* Awake, talking, laughing, crying.
* In a lot of pain.
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JEMAIL: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) touts BetterFlicks.com


I hope you visit BetterFlicks.com, like it, join (it's FREE!) and refer others to the site. 

My goal is to improve the quality of movies by informing those who write, produce, "make", distribute, and market movies, exactly what YOU - the people who join BetterFlicks.com - want to see in movies.  With that information in hand, not only will movies be more enjoyable, they'll be easier to finance, easier to "make", and more profitable undertakings. 

I also hope you'll leave comments on my "Blog" and "Forum" pages - you can even start threads on the "Forum" page. 
I'd welcome help in marketing BetterFlicks.com, and do the accounting necessary to valuate the worth of the business and project its future revenue flow and profitability.
I estimate it will cost $750k to develop BetterFlicks.com properly.
Please visit.  If you like it - JOIN, and SPREAD the WORD!  Want to help further?  I'm all EARS!
Menchise, Louis (MC1987)
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MFACEBOOK: Four on the All-MAAC team


Manhattan College Alumni
5 hrs New York, NY Congratulations to Sean Lynch '98, Luka Van Cauteren '04, Matt Spring '03 and Margaret McParland '97 on making the All-MAAC team!

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JFOUND: Reilly, Joe [MC1979] National Drug Screening Inc.



Melbourne drug screening company helps with work issues
Wayne T. Price, FLORIDA TODAY 1:07 p.m. EST January 18, 2016

Business: National Drug Screening Inc.
Owner: Joe Reilly
Phone: 866-843-4545
Web: www.nationaldrugscreening.com
Address: 2101 Waverly Place, Melbourne

Describe your business: We provide drug testing and drug-free workplace services to employers and individuals in all areas of the United States. Our niche is a state-of-the-art technology software platform combined with Medical Review Officer (MRO) services, drug testing, training and consultation. National Drug Screening offers one system for scheduling, ordering, resulting and processing paperless drug testing for laboratory and rapid instant drug testing.

What’s your professional background? I have been in the drug testing industry since 1993. I formerly owned and operated Florida Drug Screening and sold it in 2009. I regularly provide expert witness testimony, consulting and training programs for employers, collectors, TPA’s, labs and others in the drug testing industry. Currently, I continue my consulting and training work, serve as president and CEO of National Drug Screening and serve on the Board of Directors of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA). I was born and raised in New York City and attended Manhattan College, graduating in 1979 with degrees in marketing and accounting.

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Reilly,  Joe [MC1979]

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GOOGLE+: Testa, Peter [MC1991] Real Estate Pro at Nationwide Homes


> https://plus.google.com/116457766195319129690/about
> Works at Nationwide Homes
> Attended Manhattan College
> Lives in Brookfield, CT
> Occupation
> Real Estate Professional
> Employment
> Nationwide Homes
> Real Estate Professional, present
> Education
> Manhattan College
> Fordham Preparatory High School
> Currently
> Brookfield, CT

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Dear John,

I believe that Peter is a member of the Class of1991.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Testa, Peter [MC1991]

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JOBIT: Herbert, James Kenneth [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Jan-19



James Kenneth Herbert
1965 - 2016

James Kenneth Herbert died Tuesday, January 19, 2015.

James was a resident of White Plains, NY and was President of CI Spectrum, an information technology consulting firm in White Plains.

He was born in White Plains, NY on March 3, 1965, and was a graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School and Manhattan College.

James is survived by his loving partner Cynthia Aylsworth, and was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Margaret Herbert of White Plains.

James was a devoted partner, a man of many friends, and he will be truly missed by all who loved him. James will be long remembered for his humor and his love of God and country.

Friends will be received at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Avenue at South Broadway, White Plains, NY on Friday, January 22, from 5-7 pm, followed by a service at 7 pm.

Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 21, 2016


Herbert, James Kenneth [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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MNEWS: Alma Mater Security Guard has a close call



Officers give CPR, save man's life
By Anthony Capote
Posted 1/21/16

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Two officers from the 50th Precinct administered life-saving measures to a man having a heart attack at the 5987 Broadway Dunkin’ Donuts on a recent weekday, according to authorities.

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A source at Manhattan College confirmed Mr. Singh has taken time off to recover since the incident.

“We got him to the hospital okay and we later found out he was a Manhattan College security guard so the next night, we went to the security booth and asked how he was doing,” Officer Preiss said. “I’ve always enjoyed the part [of the job] where you actually help someone in need.  We do a lot of what you call lift jobs where we help old people that fall out of bed — that’s the kind of thing that I enjoy.”

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JHQ: Alma Mater has move in day in the snow


Manhattan College1 hr

Resident students: we're looking forward to having you back for the spring semester! Move-in is scheduled for Sunday, January 24 from 2-5pm. While snow is forecast for Saturday, the weather report suggests that travel will be safe by Sunday afternoon, so we advise you to wait until then to return to campus.

If you are travelling from a far distance and and are concerned about Sunday travel, we can accommodate you after 1pm on Friday. You MUST email residencelife@manhattan.edu if you need to come early.

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[JR: I just found this funny.] 

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JHQ: 2016 De La Salle Medal



2016 01Jan 22 desalle

Last night, Manhattan College awarded the 2016 De La Salle Medal to Gary R. Heminger, president & CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, for exemplifying excellence in corporate leadership. This year marked the 40th annual De La Salle Dinner and the College's most successful dinner to date -- raising $1.7 million for student scholarships, financial aid and a variety of needs. Pictured left to right are President Brennan O'Donnell, dinner chair Thomas O'Malley '63, Gary Heminger and chairman of the board of trustees, Kenneth Rathgeber '70.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Computer issue

Working from my backup system so things are screwed up.


JEMAIL: Report on Brother George

Phil & John,

Brother George Berrian a former Principal of Manhattan Prep suffered an apparent stroke this week and needs our prayers.

I received following update this morning from Joe Dasaro (Prep '56, MC '60):

spent a few hours sitting with him yesterday. He appears to be in a coma so I don't know if he could hear me. He has no physical paralysis. The nurses and other brothers said they would take turns sitting with him through the night. Many Manhattan people have visited including Mrs Heckendorn's daughter (remember her mother...the secretary in the  MP Director's office). His brother from Long Island is planning on coming tomorrow.


Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

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ENDNOTE: Utterly self-center boob is called out on facebook



Fed-Up Bar Manager Sets Record Straight After Woman Slams His Business for Allowing Dying ‘Junkie’ to Ruin Her New Year’s Eve Dinner
Jan. 4, 2016 11:34am
Kaitlyn Schallhorn

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Kilroy’s manager, Chris Burton, saw the irate customer’s complaint, and while he expressed his relief that she would not be patronizing the establishment any longer, he did take the time to set the record straight — and his response is going viral.

Burton wrote:

Hi Holly, thanks for reaching out! We love feedback, whether it be positive or negative. I especially like feedback like this so others can see the disgusting people that we have to deal with sometimes.

First of all, the ‘overdosing junkie’ that you speak of was a 70+ year old woman who had a heart attack. Thankfully she was finally revived at the hospital and survived. It sounds like you were very concerned about her so I thought you should know. This poor lady, who was celebrating New Year’s Eve with her husband and son, had to be placed on the floor of a completely packed bar and have her shirt removed in front of everyone so the paramedics could work on her.

But I can completely understand why you think being intoxicated assholes that didn’t understand your bill should take priority over a human life. I especially appreciate you making your server (who doesn’t curse) cry as well. I’m sure she really enjoyed working on New Year’s Eve just to deal with people such as yourself. I personally had to leave a show to take a phone call from an emotional manager telling me someone died at Kilroy’s and that other employees were not doing so well dealing with this. (At the time they didn’t know that she was going to make it.) So I understand how inconvenient this was to your night.

But honestly, I’m glad to hear you won’t be coming back to Kilroy’s because we wouldn’t want anyone as cold hearted and nasty as you returning. I appreciate anyone who chooses to spend their money at Kilroy’s until they act like you. You can take your money anywhere else after that, and I won’t lose a second of sleep over it. Happy New Year!

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I would hope that everyone would remember the value of human life.

For someone to be that self-centered, is shocking to me.

I hope I never think like this boob. Or if I do, I keep my mouth shut and my fingers off the keyboard.


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