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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/11/2018 01:00 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/11/2018 01:00 PM
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Governor Brown Releases Revised 2018-19 State Budget

Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a revised state budget proposal that boosts education funding to an all-time high, fills the Rainy Day Fund to the brim and directs billions of dollars in one-time surplus funding to combat homelessness, improve mental health services and rebuild crumbling infrastructure. “We’re nearing the longest economic recovery in modern history, and as Isaac Newton observed: What goes up must come down,” said Governor Brown. “This is a time to save for our future, not to make pricey promises we can’t keep. I said it before and I’ll say it again: Let’s not blow it now.”





As California’s economy has recovered from the Great Recession, the state has continued to invest in its core priorities, including: increasing K-12 education funding to record levels; raising the minimum wage; expanding health care coverage to millions more Californians; improving transportation and water systems; and paying down debts.

Significant details of the revised budget include:

Counteracting the Effects of Poverty

Since 2012, California has committed approximately $21 billion in new annual funding to maintain a strong safety net for those with the greatest needs. The May Revision builds on this commitment by expanding the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit program to workers between the ages of 18-25 and above 64, and adjusts income limits to reflect the minimum wage increase to $12 per hour in 2019. The budget also continues to provide billions of dollars to pay for: the expansion of health care coverage; the restoration of low-income health benefits eliminated during the recession; the repeal of the maximum family grant rule in CalWORKs; and increases in child care and early education provider rates and the number of children served.

Saving for Uncertain Times

In 2014, voters created a Rainy Day Fund to save money when the economy is strong for uncertain times ahead. The May Revision maintains the January budget commitment to fully fill the fund. By the end of the current fiscal year, this fund will have a total balance of $9.4 billion growing to $13.8 billion by the end of 2018-19. Additionally, to further protect against the next economic downturn, the budget proposes to direct an extra $3.2 billion into the state’s traditional budget reserve fund.

Combating Homelessness and Investing in Infrastructure

California anticipates $8 billion in higher revenues through 2018-19 compared to the January budget projection. As a result, the state will keep its existing commitments to increase funding for Medi-Cal, Cal Grants, child care, In-Home Supportive Services and foster care reform, among other programs, while focusing the majority of the remaining funding on one-time expenditures in three areas:

Infrastructure ($2 billion) – The state has huge liabilities from years of deferred maintenance and would use these funds for universities, courts, state facilities and flood control.
Homelessness ($359 million) – The state will assist local governments to immediately address homelessness across the state, bridging the gap until new funding flows from new housing measures signed by Governor Brown last year.
Mental Health Services ($312 million) – The state will provide funding for programs that help people with mental illness, including training for mental health professionals and early identification of mental health problems. This includes $254 million to help counties serve youth with mental illness.


To help address the state’s housing shortage, the May Revision also proposes to place the $2 billion “No Place Like Home” bond on the November ballot, which would expand housing opportunities for Californians with mental illness.

Supporting Students

This budget proposal increases K-12 school funding by about $4,600 per student compared to 2011-12 levels. The state will fully implement the Local Control Funding Formula, correcting historical inequities in school district funding, and permanently increase the minimum per pupil funding school districts receive to help offset rising costs.

The May Revision maintains the 3 percent increase in funding for higher education proposed in January while continuing to keep tuition levels unchanged at both the University of California and California State University systems. Since the end of the Great Recession, the UC system has received $1.2 billion in new funding, the California State University system has received $1.6 billion and community colleges have received $2.4 billion. The May Revision also provides each university system with $100 million in new, one-time funding for deferred maintenance.

The May Revision also refines the state’s California Online College plan and the new funding formula for community colleges.

Fighting Climate Change

To date, the state has appropriated $6.5 billion in cap-and-trade auction proceeds to programs benefitting people across California. Earlier this year, the Administration allocated $1.25 billion in cap-and-trade auction funds to continue the state’s efforts to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

The May Revision proposes $96 million, which includes additional auction proceeds and other funds, to implement the Forest Carbon Plan and take other actions to protect California’s forests against the increasing threat of disastrous wildfires. This $96 million comes in addition to $160 million proposed in January’s cap-and-trade expenditure plan to support forest improvements and fire protection.

Additional details about the Governor’s May Revision can be found at www.ebudget.ca.gov.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:14:52   By: Anonymous
 
He is the best governor

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:15:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Going to miss him

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      Re: WHAT?
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:23:58   By: Anonymous
       
      Moonbeam and his band of merry idiots have run California into the ground. Overtaxing and over regulating while neglecting needed maintenance. California has huge liabilities from years of deferred maintenance to roads and other major infrastructure like state facilities and flood control.

      If it wasn't for President Trump's major economic improvements in this nation, California would still be the fifth leading world economy.

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        Re: WHAT?
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:42:46   By: Anonymous
         
        There's plenty of roads that are still of good enough quality that you could hop in your motor scooter and just leave the state. Sounds like your Trump tarded brain is all screwed up with the ignorance of the lies that Trump feeds you. Go cry your orange tears and crap your orange *bleep* with Trump, as he likes spillage of bull*bleep*.

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          Re: WHAT?
          Posted on: 2018-05-11 15:58:57   By: Anonymous
           
          A+

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            Re: WHAT?
            Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:25:24   By: Anonymous
             
            Definition of a democrat = Whining Crying Candy Ass

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              Re: WHAT? The definition of a trumptard
              Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:52:58   By: Anonymous
               
              The definition of a trumptard is a person who's brain, mind, and education it's so feeble that they believe all the lies Trump tells because they don't have the mental capacity to figure out what's the truth and what's bull*bleep*.

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                Re: WHAT? The definition of a trumptard
                Posted on: 2018-05-11 18:47:58   By: Anonymous
                 
                Quit your incessant whining dumba55.

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                  Re: WHAT? The definition of a trumptard
                  Posted on: 2018-05-13 12:39:09   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Hey dumb ass sounds like the trump tard such as yourself is the actual whiner. Lying crooked trump, hooker piss lover, adulterous porn star pay offs, cry bady trump whining on twitter, white nationalist supporter, ect ect.. hahahahahahahaha lying crooked trump.
                  With a nice doo!

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              Re: WHAT?
              Posted on: 2018-05-11 22:52:37   By: Anonymous
               
              I don't like his hair.

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        Re: WHAT?
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:38:56   By: Anonymous
         
        What a moronic post. Did you even read what Brown said? Surplus is going to rainy day fund and infrastructure among other good purposes.

        As for Trump, he hates CA. Why do you think the tax cut bill eliminated full deductibility of state and local taxes? And, yes, I know that doesn't affect you because you don't make enough money to exceed the cap. Good for you.

        Also, the economic recovery is a straight line continuation of what Obama had going for 7 years. You're giving Trump credit for Obama's accomplishment.

        You're welcome.

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          Re: WHAT?
          Posted on: 2018-05-11 18:49:00   By: Anonymous
           
          Full of *bleep*e.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:39:27   By: Anonymous
       
      You're going to miss him? Well there's a cure for that, go to a place where you can practice your marksmanship. On a windless day I could pop his pupils out at 400 yards.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:42:07   By: Anonymous
         
        ooooohhhhhh....A guy with a gun.. You are SOOOOO scary. Hope the Secret Service soon has your IP address.

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      Re: "Miss him-guy"
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:38:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Shove a big, black, metal Hoop-a-Joop up your butt, then you won't miss him.

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        Re: "Miss him-guy"
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 21:47:30   By: Anonymous
         
        Sick, stumpstupid. Living out your fantastical desire.

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          Re: "Miss him-guy"
          Posted on: 2018-05-11 21:50:43   By: Anonymous
           
          Smart, invisible, bullet-proof jungle-stud,

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:45:08   By: Anonymous
     
    " Best governor " only for liberals who need someone to make decisions for their pathetic lives. Keep the sanctuary state so we working people have to pay for you to be happy, under control, and sleep at night. Sure, let's raise taxes again, that way, you dems can get state aid to build a fence around your property to be safe from the illegals wanting to rob, rape and murder you. Glad to see this POS leave office ! VOTE RED, ACROSS THE BOARD Make this state great again

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      Re: diarrhea
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:55:00   By: Anonymous
       
      I've heard there's a little red Ripple that may try to make a splash, but it's really just a stream of diarrhea that's flowing out of Trumps mouth.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-12 22:19:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Sorry, but you are really messed up.

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    Re: Democrat
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:51:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

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      Re: Democrat
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 14:17:54   By: Anonymous
       
      THE ONLY reason we have a surplus, is because our infrastructure has been left to rot ! Hiways, dams, existing public transportation, you name it, it's been neglected. Wake up !

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:04:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Tax cuts for the super rich and corporations means less money to spend to keep them from rotting. Much of our public works is funded by revenue sharing from the feds to the state to the counties and cities and districts.

        Trump and the Republicans are cutting back on that revenue sharing in order to pay for the trillions of dollars in tax cuts.

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Right on! Governor Brown
Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:45:06   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you Governor Brown for showing the rest of the country and particularly the Republicans how to run a state government without driving its deficit and economy into the ground. You are showing up all the other governors, keep up the good work, you're doing great!

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    Re: Right on! Governor Brown
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:46:45   By: Anonymous
     
    ^^^ Moron liberal

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      Re: Right on! Governor Brown
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:48:43   By: Anonymous
       
      Squishy Bakalata!

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        Re: Right on! Governor Brown
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 20:01:40   By: Anonymous
         
        And Choo-Choo Train to Nowhere.

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    Re: Right on! Governor Brown
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:47:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Compare the Surplus of money by the California state government, to the outrageous increases in the deficit of the federal government brought on by Trump and the Republican Party. They wine about deficits for years, and then when they get in control they forget about all their whining that they've done. What a bunch of ear responsible Republicans they are!

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      The Spelling Otter.
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:50:16   By: Anonymous
       
      It's "whine"..

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        Re: The Spelling Otter.
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:07:04   By: Anonymous
         
        Yep, but we got the point.

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        Re: The Spelling Otter.
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:48:14   By: Anonymous
         
        Maybe not. Think of John Boehner and his constant glass of red wine.

        I think Republicans spend a lot of time drinking wine while being bribed by the various fat cats that support the GOP. Somebody ought to name their winery Tax Cut and sell an expensive merlot into the Wash. DC market.

        Obama on the other hand had a "beer summit."

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        Re: The Spelling Otter.
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 18:55:55   By: Anonymous
         
        and "ear responsible"?

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          Re: The Spelling Otter.
          Posted on: 2018-05-11 21:54:05   By: Anonymous
           
          Julia Childs was the best Governor Ca's ever had.

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    Re: Right on! Governor Brown
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 18:54:04   By: Anonymous
     
    I guess that's why businesses are leaving in droves and illegals are coming in to suck on the teats of what's left.

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      Re: Right on! Governor Brown
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 21:55:30   By: Anonymous
       
      It's the cheese.

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      Re: Right on! Governor Brown
      Posted on: 2018-05-12 10:19:07   By: Anonymous
       
      And yet we moved from 6th largest economy to 5th largest. And yet we have a very strong economy and low unemployment. I guess the business that are leaving are not that important.

      As for illegals, who do you think picks the produce you and the rest of the country eats? If there were no illegals in CA we wouldn't have an economy.

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        Re: Right on! Governor Brown
        Posted on: 2018-05-13 08:29:37   By: Anonymous
         
        Truth.

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I don't like the color of his shirt.
Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:47:58   By: Anonymous
 
Besides the fact that he's also not wearing a tie, that shirt should be forced to fight John's wrinkled blue shirt, & may there be only one survivor!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:54:03   By: Anonymous
 
I believe I head the other day Calif has the 6th largest economy in the world. The down side of this is they do not tell you what is owed by the state. For Ca to pay off it's debt every single working stiff in the state would have to come up with $23,000 a piece. That's not counting all of the interest off of bonds, like that fabulous bullet train that has already ran $1,000,000,000 over budget and is climbing at the speed of light.
Politicians sure like spending money, now if we could only teach them to balance a checkbook AND to actually save money for a rainy day.

PS I'd like to wish a Happy Mothers Day to those deserving and bless all those who tried their best

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 14:00:18   By: Anonymous
     
    What an idiot you are to act like we shouldn't be proud of the fact that compared to the rest of the world California has the 6th largest economy in the world. Your mother should send you back to school.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-11 13:56:24   By: Anonymous
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LISTEN TO HILLARY'S SIMPLTONS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 14:13:50   By: Anonymous
     
    Simpletons an E like "e"nema milkshakes that democrats must drink since they're so full of sh it.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 15:08:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Gay shirt.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:22:34   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHA MAN FOR GOVERNOR !!

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      Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:36:38   By: Anonymous
       
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! YES, GOVENOR, THEN GRAND IMPERIAL WIZARD !!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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        Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:47:46   By: Anonymous
         
        HATS OFF TO 4 TIME GOVERNOR OF THE PROUD LIBERAL 5TH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD!!!!!

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          Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
          Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:53:27   By: Anonymous
           
          YEAH< SURE>

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          Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
          Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:56:33   By: Anonymous
           
          Jerry Brown is like a god. Amazing public service

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            Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
            Posted on: 2018-05-11 17:04:10   By: Anonymous
             
            Jerry brown is like a leach.

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              Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
              Posted on: 2018-05-12 21:25:17   By: Anonymous
               
              Jerry Brown is like an old gym sock filled with overcooked elbow macaroni.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:52:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Keep up the great work, Comrade.

    Your buddy, Vlad.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-05-11 16:56:36   By: Anonymous
       
      You're right on the gay shirt.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-05-11 17:02:48   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump sounded like a total lunatic yesterday. And Stormy’s attorney is America’s best friend. Jerry Brown is fantastic.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-05-11 20:06:50   By: Anonymous
           
          Keep off the Shrooms, Dude.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-05-11 21:48:43   By: Anonymous
             
            Sounds all "hopped-up on Goofballs" again.

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            Re: once the great state of California
            Posted on: 2018-05-11 21:52:52   By: Anonymous
             
            Take from the rich........ Not really the rich, just the average hard working tax paying citizens, and then pour that $$ into programs that make this state what it is today... Welfare, sanctuary city, handouts to anyone and everyone unwilling to fend for themselves. Brown's California...soon to be Gavin Newsome's...and that will be the straw that breaks this once great state up
            ......it's coming.....

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              Gavin Newsome
              Posted on: 2018-05-11 23:01:01   By: Anonymous
               
              Scares the boo-boo-jeebies thinking of him as Gov.

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                Re: Gavin Newsome
                Posted on: 2018-05-12 15:05:43   By: Anonymous
                 
                A friend of mine rented a very nice Victorian to Gavin for a fund-raiser, during that night he got so drunk, he smashed wine glasses against the wall, ground them with his heels into the hardwood floors, and tossed them through windows, ! night rental $45,000 in damages, the guy's is out of control!

                [Reply ]

                  Re: Gavin Newsome
                  Posted on: 2018-05-12 22:23:41   By: Anonymous
                   
                  No it wasn’t. Your friend did it to try to get so,e payback from and insurance company. I know he told me.

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I have the World 4th largest economy.
Posted on: 2018-05-12 13:56:16   By: Anonymous
 
In my pants.


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    Re: I have the World 4th largest economy.
    Posted on: 2018-05-12 15:19:44   By: Anonymous
     
    That's not what your wife said.

    Ha Ha. I'm so witty I must be a Republican.

    [Reply ]

      Re: I have the World 4th largest economy.
      Posted on: 2018-05-12 16:37:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Jerry Brown a great leader. You old dudes in the hills not to bright

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        Re: I have the World 4th largest economy.
        Posted on: 2018-05-12 16:38:29   By: Anonymous
         
        Maybe just old and stupid

        [Reply ]

          Re: I have the World 4th largest economy.
          Posted on: 2018-05-12 16:40:17   By: Anonymous
           
          Trump a total moron. Non stop lying

          [Reply ]

            The Punctuation Weasel.
            Posted on: 2018-05-12 21:27:52   By: Anonymous
             
            You missed a hyphen.

            [Reply ]

            Re: I have the World 3rd largest economy.
            Posted on: 2018-05-12 21:29:05   By: Anonymous
             
            up my butt.

            [Reply ]

              Re: I have the World 3rd largest economy.
              Posted on: 2018-05-13 05:09:57   By: Anonymous
               
              It’s completely true, Trumps credibility is less than zero. He is always lying. The GOP is just trying to pretend he does not represent them, looks like the blue wave is coming. Let’s just say lock this fool up.

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