Mondays 73 – A Garfield Halloween

October 26, 2020

This week we’re on our own as we prepare for our election night extravaganza! We cover Charlotte’s City Council squabbles, take a trip to Helsinki, and think about how pollution causes neurodegenerative diseases.

Odds and Ends

Charlotte council can’t get along – Charlotte Agenda

Personal sustainability in Helsinki – New York Times

Air pollution and children’s brains – Guardian

A path to progressive transport – Transport Politic

Elon’s tunnel in Vegas won’t hit targets – Tech Crunch

Puppies and Butterflies

Garfield’s Halloween Adventure – YouTube

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Below is a full unedited transcript:

Happy Monday. This is Mondays at The Overhead Wire sponsored by our generous Patreon supporters. I’m Jeff Wood your host and join, buy Han solo. That’s right. Were joined by a shot of Canton as we get closer to the election, but fear not next Tuesday on election night, we’re going to do a live show from six Eastern to one Eastern 1:00 AM Eastern that’s three to 10 Pacific. We’ve got some special guests lined up and we’ll be talking about the Transportation focused Election returns from round the country. So if you want to join us, go to youtube.com/the Overhead Wire we’ll be streaming live on YouTube and a, I think it’ll be a lot of fun. We’ll be streaming it live for my channel, and I think it will be, it’ll be, it’ll be a good time. You know, I know we, we won’t be able to completely ignore the general election as it’s important to Transportation policy, but we’re hoping to just hang out, have some fun, maybe have some drinks and just kind of hang out there.
Hopefully I, I think I could set up a chat room, so there’ll be chatroom on there so people can comment. We’ll have commentors as well. I’ve got a number of guests already lined up for that whole time. So we’re just going to be chatting, having fun, having a good time. And ah, yeah, it should be a blast. So, so the last two Mondays at The Overhead Wire has have been me with Han solo, but we are going to make up for that next Tuesday when the election night comes around. So we’re still working on the details in. And so if you want to learn more and just watch my Twitter account and probably pin it as a pin in a tweet at the top of my, my, my Twitter account and, and, and I’ll probably post it on my newsletter to, so if you haven’t posted or if you haven’t signed up for the newsletter already, you can do so by going to The Overhead wire.com and you can sign up for a two week trial, or if you have signed up before and signed off, feel free to get the basic version, just to sign back up again and we’ll we’ll hook you up.
So a So yeah, let’s get to it. This is episode 73. Shut-ins anonymous one Oh one is in session. Before we get to the news, I wanted to let folks know that they can get this podcast wherever you find your podcasts, including iHeart radio Spotify overcast Stitcher. And of course Apple podcasts. Make sure you subscribe. So you don’t miss an episode and subscribing means you get both Mondays at The Overhead Wire and Talking Headways on the same feed to fund podcasts was a great channel. So thanks to folks to subscribe to that, subscribe to the, the, through the podcatchers. We really appreciate it. It’s awesome that you keep coming back to the show. We really, really, really do appreciate it. It’s awesome that you guys keep coming back and, and downloading the show each week. The Talking Headways as well as the Mondays show. So you can do that. Both of them are on the same feed, which I don’t know if, if, if you know many other projects.
Yes, there are single operators. We got to wear it. It’s super psyched about that also, you know, if you’ve gone back. Yeah. And the last couple of weeks, there’s been some really great episodes on Talking Headways so go check those out. If you haven’t got a chance I’m coming up this Thursday, we’ve got a Sarah Hendron talking about her book. What, what a body can do. And ah, you know, it’s been really great to have these authors on, to talk about all of this stuff that they’re writing about. M we had Anthony Townsend on last week to talk about his book Ghost Road, which I highly, highly do. They recommend, if you haven’t got a chance to check it out, you know, he does, we’re in deep on this subject of autonomous vehicles as he’s not a fan of that word, autonomous vehicle, but you know, it’s on the title of the book.
So, but yeah, it’s a, it’s, it’s totally interesting to talk to him about that subject. And I hope folks can get a chance to go back to listen to that episode because it’s pretty great. So I guess we should just get to get into it. Shouldn’t we? Yeah, let’s do that. We have a couple of items here this week. It’s not Yeah it could be a super long episode, but where you have a couple of items that are of interest that I thought would be worth sharing with folks from the last two weeks have news. Again, if you want to sign up for the newsletter to get these at, at, at an advanced to read them the article’s that we have, these are some of the best ones from the last two weeks. This one is specifically, this first one was one of the most red items in the last two or three weeks, actually, because it’s so popular. So let’s let’s get going.
Shall we So? So in 2017, the average age of the 11 members Charlotte city council went from 61 to 41, a five years old, but while they came in with high hopes now, Oh, they can’t seem to get along. The problem seems to be that the Council breaks along two lines, not by a party, but by the establishment and the political newcomers and how they feel about politics of office versus actually governing as a city. So I’ve been talking about this subject for a bit now as something that interests me, but there is a growing split in cities these days that’s growing between the left and the lifter or left and leftist or at the center left in a car and left and for a progressive and laughed or whatever it’s called M. And in this instance specifically in Charlotte newcomers vs the state, you know, we talk about these a lot left versus left or, and people say, well, that’s just San Francisco or that’s just So.
And so, but I’ve seen it in Austin, but because of the, the, the transit Election, that’s coming up, we see a here in Charlotte with the newcomers in the, and the, the establishment, the older guard, and these are pretty liberal places. So it’s interesting to see this kind of like a clash between the two. And I think we’re seeing that the national level to see the establishment versus, umm, you know, the party machinations of the center of a centrist, a left versus the progressive left or a, or whatever you want to call them. I’m still think progressive is a weird term for some of the folks that Dawn they’re the name progressive, well, whatever we’ll get past that. But I think it’s a lot of the problems that come from a, not from these general ideas, but having to Politic or, or implement those ideas.
You know, the idea of doing something is easy in general, but not everyone agrees about how to do it. And thus actually govern governing comes into play and a, you know, like here in San Francisco, everybody wants housing, but they all have a different ways that they wanna try to achieve. It there are some people that don’t want anything, which it doesn’t make any sense to me, but for the most part, I think the factions in the city want more housing. It’s just how you get there. So everyone is fighting instead of how to actually come up with a compromise solution. And I think we see this in this interesting quote that, that, that the author actually had Michael Graff had in the piece. And he says the conversation I had with them not only revealed who was where, but also something that’s more and more true of modern politics.
Two groups could be part of the same conversation and come away with two different descriptions of how events to occur and who was at fault. I thought, I thought this was a really interesting and you know, thinking about how people have kind of similar ideas about what they want to get done, whether it’s housing or transportation, but different ways of thinking about how to get there and then who is at fault, if it didn’t actually happen or not. So I, I thought this piece was interesting all about Charlotte, all about kind of this new comer class of, of city council members thinking about how to govern and whether they want to govern or not, or whether they, you know, they want to get there, they have these ideas about what they want to do. They were elected for a certain reason, but then having a compromise with the other members of council as well, try to get, you know, what they wanted to, to get done really fascinating.
So anyways, yeah, that’s that, and I highly recommend going to read that Charlotte Agenda has actually had some really good pieces lately. The, the, the items that have been in that, that website have been really good next up resident’s of Helsinki Finland, the world’s most Northern most capital city are changing the way they look at sustainability, making it a guiding principle rather than just a concept. In fact, new developments must integrate features that allow inhabitance to enjoy it as an extra hour of free time. Each day, the time-saving design includes a smartphone app that calls an elevator apps that will order groceries, pneumatic tubes for trash and no more than 300 meters from a free daycare center. So this project is called the call us call us Satoma district.
It’s about for you 130 acres, and it’ll eventually be home to about 25,000 residents, an office space for about 10,000 workers. You know, within about a few years, the Cala Satoma is expected to have about eight skyscrapers from 32 to 37 floors and height. And yeah, so there’s, there’s this whole district in Helsinki and where their there building out its close to downtown. So it’s pretty popular. And one of the building’s actually is a co-housing project where the costs were jointly financed by a group of about 70 people or so who until the process began had been strangers, but they came in together actually to help the developer design this building for them. And so they called the buildings a Soompi or finish for let’s have coffee or a small fish or a finished friends who are listening.
I know there are a number of you out there please, correct me if I’m wrong on how to say this S U M PPI soon be I think so this was really fascinating to me, basically the, the, the folks, I got a chance to be a part of the design of this building. And they put in some really great, you know, sustainability features in their, so they decided to cancel the planned wine cellar for solar panels. They have a geothermal heating system and all the windows have three pains for energy efficiency. The building has underground parking, but there are less spaces. Then there are units. And, you know, in, in the article they say in one of the first meetings, they actually, you know, debated whether to purchase for a electric or for a three or four electric car share cards so that they could share, or instead of everybody having to own a car.
So I thought that was interesting too. Just the idea of, of, you know, thinking about development from the standpoint of people coming together to develop a home together rather than just a developer building it and then kind of releasing it into the open and then whoever is comes, you know, comes about it and purchases into this, this, this building is something of interest. It, it’s kind of a way for me, its kind of the antique NIMBY discussion, an anti NIMBY project, even M you have a lot of projects here in the us where before there are even inklings of interest from actual residents that the negativity and the animosity starts right away from people who live around the project. And that’s partly because people just don’t like change.
But what I like about this idea and having people buying into a building to influence it beforehand is that the developer knows exactly who’s buying in and they can design and ask real questions of actual real future residents. And I think many times we dismiss future residents to much in favor of the I’ve been here first drive, been here longer crowd. And I think that, that this is really interesting and just the idea of sustainability as something that’s, you know, basically not just from a, a, a concept idea, like I said in the intro, but from that, that idea of guiding principles making it so that it’s important. It’s an important part of the design process, sustainability and designing so that you can save people an hour a day and that’s that being extra sustainability.
I think that’s a really important kind of way to, to frame it. Your, your time is, is finite, you know, saving yourself a day, a day, a year for 365 days, that’s 365 hours that you have to do other things, whatever that might be a And calming your mind, et cetera. So I really liked this article. It was in New York time’s it was written by Dorn Townsend and a talking about this development project and the idea of sustainability as a time saving measure. So designing buildings to help people manage their time better, which has a, a function of sustainability that I hadn’t heard, talked to him very much. All right, next up pollution affects future health. This was in the guardian by Damian Carrington. A researchers have found in Mexico city that abundant pollution nano-particles found in the brain stems of young people are closely associated with proteins, common with Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s and other neurogenic neuro degenerative diseases.
The small metallic particles match those released through brake dust and internal combustion processes. We know pollution affects all of us, but this could lead to a greater understanding of how pollution leads to these types of diseases. It also pushes back on the idea that certain levels of pollution are okay, like what is being pushed by the EPA as political appointees. So I don’t know how far or how much folks who are familiar with this argument, but there are some folks in the EPA that are political appointees who believed that there is an acceptable amount of air pollution. And I think we’ve learned from the pandemic that, you know, with the blue skies and all of this stuff is happening with the wildfires and stuff like that. And even now in Colorado, there has been a couple of days.
But with all of that, I think it’s important that we understand that pollution is not Okay at all. We need, you know, we might not get to zero pollution, but it would be very beneficial to us and the planet if we actually did. And part of the reason why is that, you know, that these types of findings that come about when researchers are looking into the details and for this specific instance, they found that children who had died a and they looked at the, the particles in their brains Thames, they found that these are more likely to form the proteins that have the potential to cause Alzheimer’s and other Nuro G D Jen, I can’t say this word Today neurodegenerative diseases. So, you know, basically the research and I’ll go through this and, and kind of a detail, but basically the researchers found abundant particles nanoparticles in the brain stems of a 186 young people in Mexico city who had died suddenly between the ages of 11 and 2011 months in 27 years.
You know, they are likely to have reached the brain after being inhaled into the bloodstream or via the nose or gut. So the researchers said that by studying children, they were also able to cut out other causes of dementia, such as alcohol usage, which has tied specifically to that disease. These findings among many others are kind of the ultimate reason why we need to reduce PMT and pollution, not just for oil and gas, but also break Dustin plastic particles. There was another study actually that was in the guardian as well this week, maybe it was even yesterday that linked pollution, specifically nitrous oxide to a 38% increase of depression and anxiety along with other mental health issues. So this ties into the neurodegenerative diseases too.
I mean, all of this stuff, we are inhaling a, whether it’s nanoparticles, microparticles, M anything else, it gets into our bloodstream. It gets into our gut. It gets into our brainstem. It gets into our brains and eventually it’ll it’ll affect us deeply in one way or another. These studies that come out, they kind of a point to this thing that’s has been, I think, bothering people for a long time, this pollution, whether it’s from, from industry, whether it’s from automobiles, those types of things that it really gets to you and your health. And I realize people need to get around. And I, I know we’ve designed cities around automobiles and it’s hard to change away from our urban form, but these studies keep coming out and they’re pretty damning. You know, we keep connecting these dots and yet inertia keeps pushing us forward electric cars or seen as this panacea.
But, you know, metallic particles is still come from brake dust and they still get into the brainstem. A rubber is getting, you know, put into our food supply through water. We are finding billions and billions of plastic microplastic particles in and just the, the San Francisco Bay. So I think we need to think harder about how to fix some of these issues related to Transportation and, and the policy around pollution. And, you know, the EPA saying that at some level of pollution, his, okay, it’s not OK. We should get it down to as low as possible. So as we possibly can, just to, if anything, save ourselves from all of these ailments or the, even the potential of these ailments. I mean, some people won’t get them because of Jean’s or because of luck or whatever, but then there’s a whole group of people that are susceptible to this.
So it’s something that we need to focus on the need to think about. And I will say that this week on Talking Headways we are going to be joined. I think I mentioned earlier, we’re going to be joined by Sarah Hendron to talk about the connections between design and disability. And she actually visited the dementia Town in the Netherlands, ah, that was set up for patients suffering from the disease. There’s a Town there basically that was setup as a real place or a designed like a real place. But for people who are losing their memories, who are losing their, their, their ideas of their self and where they are wandering around a town that has designed like a Town is much more M, it’s much more human centered than say putting somebody in a home that’s not really well designed or it’s, it’s, it’s, it’s a, you know, very cold, I guess, is the word I’m looking for.
And, and this comes up in the conversation that Sarah and I have in that, you know, the people that design the initial or a place for dementia patients, they, after a few years, they decided that these were not places that they would put their own family members. They th these are places that they want their own family members’ to be, which is how they came up with the dementia village, which I know that most of you have probably read about in something in fast company or M or in, in CityLab or something along those lines, because they know we talked about it at a number of Times, but, you know, she actually went there and, and we, we talked about at a bit and it’s in our book. And so I think that’s really, really fascinating. So I hope people would get a chance to listen to the show on Thursday, Sarah’s coming on and talking about that among many other things about disability, which has, which is a really fascinating subject.
And I hope it opened some people’s minds at that book, her book bought a body can do it definitely has opened my mind to all of this stuff. It’s been great. Okay. Next step. The path to Transport is through progressive cities and States. You want a free Mark Transport Politic. So while everyone we’ll be watching national election results with bated breath, it is the state and local elections that are more likely to determine our Transportation futures. And in order to make a great impact on issues like climate change, local governments need to more progressive choices than they have in the past. So I do this as a plug for a bonus piece, because I think it’s really powerful and that it talks about how local and state governments really do affect our lives more intensely even than say, federal policy in federal policy.
I love it, obviously. It’s important. I think so, because, you know, there’s so much stuff that goes on from transit funding to block grants, to funding, through housing, et cetera, et cetera, are things we can do. And especially through federal, Policy a HUD, an FTA and all those things, but you know, all these local elections where we have in the next a, in the next few days. And, and I think this was probably the case M in a lot of ’em in a, in a lot of the United States that a lot of the, the, the ballot measures and the tax increases and stuff that we’re, we’re having, these are the things that are going to affect people, people personally. So I think it’s really important to have that discussion about what is important when, how important is federal policy versus local Policy and, and how progressive can local Politic Paula is actually be, you see lots of cities who are Planning big guys with big ideas, and then other cities who are just kind of like rolling along and letting the state D O T determined their future.
So I think this is interesting from Yona is perspective. I think that folks could, should go check it out. Obviously it’s on the Transport politics site and, and hopefully folks will join us on Tuesday for election night on, on our, on our YouTube stream. I guess that is going to be tons of fun. We’ll talk about this specific topic, a federal policy. Maybe we can even, maybe we can convince Yona to come on and talk about this stuff to, so we’ll see a and finally Elon Musk silly season continues. This is in tech, Crunch a Las Vegas officials agreed to allow Elon Musk’s boring company to build a people mover that could connect attendees of conferences at the convention hall with other parts of the campus and parking lots.
They agreed because the bed was cheaper, but there are now, but they are now coming to the realization that the project won’t be able to carry as many passengers as they had specified. Okay. Who saw this coming? I think we all did anybody who listens to this podcast anyways. So Las Vegas convention center wanted a loop that could carry about 44, a hundred passengers per hour. And this is insanely small when you compare it to like subways and other things. And it’s insanely small when you consider it’s actually the consumer electronic show as well, which it often brings about a 170,000 visitors to town in January, every year. I’ve been in a couple of times, it’s, it’s a massive conference. I mean, I’ve never seen anything like it.
It’s super crazy. There’s so many people there. There’s so many people wandering around in all the hotels I’m getting there. One more one on one year I was invited by here technologies to, to go to CES, to, to check out what they were doing. And a, we, we tried to get you to get there by, by taking a taxi. It was, it, it was just silly. They really do need a transportation system that can carry a lots and lots of visitors because driving around in a car to get to these is, is just, it’s silly and ridiculous. But, but the boring company is Lupe will only carry instead of 4,400 passengers that the, that the Las Vegas convention center requested. It’ll only carry about 1200 people per hour, according to the documents that Tech Crunch showed on there on their page.
And if they fail to hit the targets, they won’t receive the $13 million in funding. So it was smart to have the Las Vegas convention center to right, this kind of contract and made the boring company responsible for any types of, of underachievement that they know that they got. But as I think about this, I’m, I’m also thinking that maybe Elon is using this as, as advertising. I mean, if they lost three $13 million on the deal who, who, who knows, you know, how much they would have spent on advertising anyways, and then also people who are we talking about it, right. They’ll be talking about how they’re going to see us and writing in a, in a Tesla. And I guess I’ll media coverage, his good, right. But it is. But this whole thing point’s to the fact that he has been selling this thing, the subway, and the idea of getting in Tesla cars as like the savior in this alternative to subways, when it’s really not, it’s just, it’s just not, you can carry a weigh, more people on the subway subways have 10 Car train’s.
You can get a, a thousand people in a co in a single subway car versus vs the 1200 people per hour, that they are going to carry on these, these Tesla vehicles inside of this, this boring company vehicle, the, the, the, the boring company tunnel. So, you know, I don’t know this, this is all points to me, to the fact that Elon has no idea what he’s doing. They’re not making tunneling cheaper by ignoring or ignoring safety precautions. And, and he even said, himself, we simplified this a lot. It’s basically Teslas in tunnels at this point. That was his direct quote. So you think, you know, you, I don’t know a Elon drives me crazy.
I just I’m an a, he annoys me. ’cause just like some other people in this world at the moment, he’s kind of like a, it was kind of like a carnival Barker. And while he might’ve done a couple of good things in terms of hiring really smart people to send stuff into space, you know, he, he keeps on like boasting this, a crazy ideas that, that aren’t ready for prime time. And so saying that you are going to make tunneling cheaper by using a tunnel boring machine that, that was bought from somewhere else and not adding any of those safety precautions not makes it cheaper. That’s just like, this is lying in bed. And that’s all it is. And it drives me crazy.
And I don’t understand the constant lying, especially when people haven’t been calling them out on this forever. So it, it was just like, when I saw the article, I was just like rolled my eyes because I was like, well, you finally figured this out. Tech Crunch, you finally figure it out that it wasn’t going to carry as many people as he promised, especially has been, people have been pointing this out for years and years and years about how, you know, running Teslas in vehicles through tunnels. It doesn’t really work. I mean, this was the, his whole idea, you know, because he was stuck in traffic on the four Oh five, one day. He was like, well, what if I could get my rich ass in a, in a tunnel, which is, you know, what all rich people do? They’re like, well, what if I came up with the solution for me, it doesn’t matter about all of those other people. What about just me? And so that’s the basis of all this stuff. It’s all just like solutions for him. You just want him to get to work without having to deal with traffic.
And so he’d built a tunnel for his individual Car versus actual things that work for everybody like a subway system. So anyways, this annoys me, but I wanted to bring it up because I thought, you know, finally people are starting to see this. It, it won’t change any of the people’s minds who support him through everything, but it, it wa it might convince some people that they shouldn’t be partnering with him to do some of these things, unless they actually get some documents that show that they’re going to do what they actually say they are going to do. Alright, well, this week and every week, I want to thank our generous Patrion supporters. You guys are awesome. And to keep the show going by listening and supporting each month, the show, and Talking, Headways really, wouldn’t be here without you. So thank you so much. We really appreciate it. We really do.
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There are so many parallels to what’s going on today with globalization and what they were talking about with regionalization down, back in the back in the, in the early 19 hundreds. So check that out. If you get a chance Raymon on wind.com. Alright, so also if you have any comments or questions, feel free to [email protected]rfeelfreetoemailmeattheoverheadwireatgmail.com. So finally, here we are Puppies and Butterflies, this is the part of this show. We were talk about something fun, interesting, or maybe it just didn’t fit in the other sections. OK. So I’m going to make an admission here. I broke down and I got a haircut. My hair was getting really, really out of control. It was long, it was down to my chin.
And so the purpose in I’ve gone to for haircuts for the last 15 years messaged and asked if I, if I wanted to get to go get a haircut and I, I was a little bit nervous about it. So I said, well, is it possible? You can come buy, buy the house and a, we can do it in the back yard. And because I didn’t want to go to this a lot. And she said, sure. So she came out of the house, we did it outside of my back deck with masks on the whole time. And we took all the precautions. We needed two and, and got it done. So now my hair actually is back to normal again. But I do, I do worry a lot about my friends here in the city, whose businesses who have been been rocked by these restrictions. And I’m the amount of lock down that we’ve had to have and the amount of fear that people have by going into places that business it did.
It doesn’t quite seem fair that they should suffer more than the other is because of the nature of their industry being close to people. And, and by that, I’m not saying that we need to open up like crazy because I know that we need to be safe and, and, you know, make sure that we take all the precautions where our masks and make sure that we are not, you know, having these huge gatherings and things like that. But I also think that we, we should of been giving people money to deal with it, the downtime, instead of just letting them hang, you know, letting them suffer from all of these, these precautions that we all need. But at the same time, you know, people’s livelihoods are at stake two. And I think that the PPP has helped M, but I fear that many businesses, we all love will be gone. And so, you know, I, I think part of a, you know, part of the The the reason why I wanted to get a haircut was because I needed one.
But also I think because I w I wanted to support a friend. So, you know, I think making sure that we take all the precautions that are necessary, making sure that we’re all taking care of each other. I know we’re getting in the winter months. I don’t know where the, the caseload’s or getting higher. I’m I know it’s, it’s a kind of maddening to, you know, day after day, keep on staying home and watching Netflix and trying to keep yourself entertained, but, you know, keep, keep hanging in there because we need to, to keep the, the, the cases from, from going up skyrocketing again, which it looks like they might be. And finally, you know, making sure you get out and vote on Tuesday here in the United States. I know a lot of you folks are out there who are listening from other countries and maybe entertained by this whole Election business and how much we spend on elections and all of the crazy stuff that happens during elections.
But I do, I just want to make sure that if you haven’t voted already and you live in the United States and you’re eligible to vote, please do so please go out and do it. I’ve, I’ve voted a couple of weeks ago. As soon as I got my ballot, I’ve got it and sent it back. It’s already been registered by this, the County of San Francisco. So I hope that that folks can get there. And if, if you’re in a state like Wisconsin, make sure to not mail the ballot, but just drop it off at any polling place. You know, the Supreme court is already messing stuff up. It makes sure you guys get your votes in and go to the polling place. If you have absentee ballot, don’t mail it, just go in and drop it off at a polling place, or whatever rules are in place for your County must make sure that we keep up with democracy. Okay.
So without all of that being said, it also Halloween this weekend and enjoy it. Watch some food, Network watch some pumpkin carving watch. Some of my favorite show actually is the Garfield Halloween special. I think it was from like 1995, a with the pirate coasts, a that’s a really good ones on YouTube. So you can find it if you have, you know, if you’re, if you’re missing some of the, I think Charlie Brown, it’s a great pumpkin. Charlie Brown has been taken off of, of the air and, and it’s because it’s our own app or Apple plus or something like that. But I liked the Garfield Halloween special. So check that out if you get a chance. So yeah, you can find me online or on [email protected] also makes sure that you can, if you want to, you, you, you can email [email protected]
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