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Report Mortgage Fraud:

      National Association of Mortgage Brokers/FBI WWW.NAMB.org

Learn More: Invaluable Sources of Information on Loan Fraud
Mortgage Fraud Blog - Central clearinghouse for information on recent mortgage fraud schemes, indictments and prevention.
 Stop Mortgage Fraud.com  See: A Borrowers's Bill of Rights -
The Warning Signs of Abusive Lending - Report Abusive Lending.

Bad Builders - International Real Estate Digest - Consumers Fight Back

UsHousingMeltdown.org The Independent Resource for Housing Market Information.  Housing Research -  USHM was created to provide the facts and the truth about the housing market. Our product is quality information. The agenda at USHM.org is to provide non-biased information and commentary whether the information leads to or supports buying houses and real estate or not.  Read more...

People Over Profits GRASSROOTS ACTION CENTER - Your Grassroots Network to Protect Civil Justice - Businesses and corporations bury Binding Mandatory Arbitration clauses in contracts for countless products and services including credit cards, new homes, and cars. These clauses force you to surrender your rights to a privatized system known as arbitration. Corporate wrongdoers and fraudulent companies protect themselves from being held accountable by hiding behind BMA clauses inserted in fine print. Write to your Senators and Representative and tell them to cosponsor the legislation.

Public Citizen Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded by Ralph Nader in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.

 

Colorado Home Alliance HOME Alliance has been working with Rep. Jack Pommer (D-Boulder) to pass new legisliation that will protect new home buyers. This Act will stop the wholesale taking of YOUR legal rights through waiver provisions that are incorporated into new home contracts. These waiver provisions take away the legal rights that you are guaranteed in the Colorado Consumer Protection Act as well as the Construction Defects Reform Act of 2003.

 

US PIRG - Public Interest Research Group The state PIRGs created U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) in 1983 to act as watchdog for the public interest in our nation's capital, much as PIRGs have worked to safeguard the public interest in state capitals since 1971. 

NCPIRG - North Carolina Public Interest Research Group Homeowners’ Bill of Rights  Consumer Group Releases Report Detailing Serious Gaps In Homeowners' Rights  Read more...

TexPIRG - Texas Public Interest Research Group When consumers are cheated, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, TexPIRG speaks up and takes action

Texas Watch TEXAS WATCH is a bi-partisan advocacy organization taking a stand against wealthy special interest lobbyists 

Campaigns for People Campaigns for People is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering you -- the voters of Texas -- and reducing the influence of special interests at the Texas Capitol. Campaigns for People (CFP) has led the effort in Texas since 1999 to educate and mobilize the public to support campaign reform. Click for more on CFP's achievements.

Clean Up Texas Politics  Find out who's getting big campaign money and who's giving it in Texas' state elections

National Association of Consumer Advocates - The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is a nationwide organization of more than 1000 attorneys who represent and have represented hundreds of thousands of consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive and predatory business practices.

Americas Watchdog.com - CORPORATE WHISTLEBLOWER CENTER
National Advocacy Group for Consumer Protection and Corporate Fair Play  
Report Corporate Waste, Corruption, Fraud and Abuse!
Mortgage Document Inspections For Individual Homeowners or Buyers to help prevent lender over charging. 

KB Home Disaster.Com -  
Consumer Complaint Site against KB Home 
This site is published as a public service to warn potential home-buyers of the business practices of KB Home Builders.  I am an extremely unhappy owner of a new KB Home here in Florida. The house has been so bad that I moved out. There are serious construction problems, and I had a convicted drug felon die while working on my house. Time and again, KB Home has refused to fix my issues properly. Instead they put in cheap fixes which don’t work and/or are aesthetically very unattractive.

 NATIONAL HOME BUYERS COALITION (NHBC)

National Home Buyers Coalition (NHBC) is a nonpartisan membership organization designed to represent the needs of all residential homebuyers. NHBC is committed to offering services and facts that will empower homebuyers in the selection process in choosing quality shelter and ensuring environmental safeguards. NHBC will actively pursue legislation to ensure: habitable housing, homebuilding regulation, environmental safeguards, along with consumer protection and education.

Five Star Home Inspections, Inc
Our goal is a well-informed client.The purchase of a home for many people is the single largest investment they will ever make. The home inspection will let you know the condition of the property before you buy, so your dream home doesn't turn into a nightmare. Five Star Home Inspections, Inc. offers a comprehensive inspection. Express-News Feature - Home Inspections  


The Miller Law Firm - Construction Defects This site is very imformative and features many outstanding news articles - On Line News Articles See: Costs of home-defect suits add up The Arizona Republic examined more than 200 home-defect cases filed in the past five years against the Valley's top builders. Among the findings... 
  

Texans for Public Justice Texans for Public Justice is a non-partisan, non-profit policy and research organization which tracks the influence of money in politics. Learn about the fight to protect citizen rights and enforce corporate accountability in Texas.

Consumers for Quality Homes
Corporate builders are using subcontractors, often employing a labor force without the training required to build quality homes. This practice of using a shadow workforce leads to poor workmanship and record number of homeowner complaints...

Citizens Against Sick Housing (C.A.S.H.), Tenn. homeowner group dedicated to holding shoddy builders accountable, approached the county’s Legislative Committee July 10. They asked the county to adopt legislation that would require those seeking building permits to post a bond with the county codes department. No Longer Active

HOMEOWNERS CONSUMER CENTER - Protecting the American Dream
HELPFUL ADVICE FOR ALL U.S. HOMEOWNERS As featured in Money Magazine, Good Housekeeping, CNN/Money, Newsweek, CNN, CBS Market Watch & the Wall Street Journal

Exposig New Home Builders - Exposing New Home Builders.com is actively engaged in "Strengthening the American Dream"© by providing new home buyers with access to homeowner advocacy, rights awareness, industry insights, relevant news feeds, and an in general heads up concerning new homebuilders and their not so new tactics against YOU. Buying a "New Home" isn't what you expect! Buyers beware! Learn here!

New Home Builders News Blog.com - The uniquely original New Home Builders NewsBlog is actively engaged in "Strengthening the American Dream"© by delivering sorely needed truth in today’s home buying market via channeling relevant and timely news articles (to you) that shed light on the tactics and exploits of the new home building industry. Know what you are getting into and with whom you're getting into it with! Please feel free to comment on articles that are significant to you and share your insight and knowledge on topics that matter. At the New Home Builders NewsBlog, YOU are provided a voice. YOU can make a difference! YOU should get involved!

HOME ENGINEERING/DR Horton - This web site has been created to keep Americans informed about construction defects, misrepresentations and predatory lending practices by D R Horton, "America's Builder," and its fully owned subsidiary/affiliates DHI Mortgage and DHI Title.

Americas Watchdog.com - CORPORATE WHISTLEBLOWER CENTER
National Advocacy Group for Consumer Protection and Corporate Fair Play.  Report Corporate Waste, Corruption, Fraud and Abuse! Mortgage Document Inspections For Individual Homeowners or Buyers to help prevent lender over charging. 
 
Home Owners Assosciation (HOA) News

http://www.texashoareform.org/

http://pages.prodigy.net/hoadata/

http://www.newterritorysentinel.com

Texas Homeowners for HOA Reform, Inc. The homestead of a family, or of a single adult person, shall be, and is hereby protected from forced sale, for the payment of all debts.... Article 16, Section 50 of The Texas Constitution.  HOA Abuse Must Stop. See Fox News Report

Homeowner Association News - American Homeowners Recource Center   Homeowner  Associations a Growing Problem
Most Americans work hard, pay their taxes, feed and shelter and care for their families, and follow the laws. They also pay politicians to pass just laws, and they pay judges to deliver justice. However, there are reports of a disturbing trend in America 's courtrooms. Homeowners are reporting that after they are terrorized in their communities by law breaking homeowner association lawyers, they are dragged into courtrooms where judges assist and collude with the lawyers to rob them of their homes or drive them into bankruptcy. Homeowners Battle to Stop Home Foreclosures and fines - See who is behind HOA abuses of power. Associa Management Company is the largest HOA management company in the US and is owned byTexas Senator John Carona. See Fox News Report

Hazards of Hiring Unlicensed Contractors Oh My God In Heaven what is going on?   How can we fight this?  Your Attention Please, ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS and ALL CITIZENS, we have to do something NOW! How can we have laws that support a scoundrel taking the money and running, while the taxpaying homeowner might lose his or her home, and end up living on the streets? Congressmen, the Assembly, and other Legislators need to realize that unlicensed contractors are undermining the very fabric of the American dream. Read more on Binding Mandatroy Arbitration

Automobile Lemon Law Guide  Don't Get Stuck Driving a Lemon - All 50 states have a Car Lemon Law. Know the automobile lemon laws for your state.

Canadians for Properly Built Homes 
Our Vision: Healthy, safe, durable, energy efficient residential housing for Canadians.

TakeBackYourRights.com 

“The Legislative Process is a remarkable privilege. This is the first time in the history of Frisco that citizens have attempted to gather the required signatures to revise the Frisco City Charter and I am delighted to have been a part of the process. This is the first step toward protecting new homebuyers and holding homebuilders accountable for their mistakes,” said Dr. Becka.

Austinites Lobbying for Municipal Accountability
Put the Power in the hands of the people; & Expose practices that potentially cause people to lose their homes and/or real property. Our Plan: Share Our Stories; Demand Accountability of our public officials; Call out any Misuse Of Power; & Demand that Common Interests supersede special interests.

Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR) Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR) is a national coalition of public interest organizations that support effective insurance industry reforms to control skyrocketing insurance rates, reduced insurance coverage, arbitrary policy cancellations, mismanagment and other insurance industry abuses.

Policy Holders of America. Policyholders of America, or POA, is a take charge organization that helps you empower yourself. We don't whine. We get results. In the process, we make the insurance companies madder than hell. We don't care. We're here to help you, the policyholder, get the coverage you've paid for and deserve.

Builder Hall of Shame
HOBB Board Member A Texas Builder
MYSCAM.com   Cheetum Custom Homes Proudly Presents
The First Cheetum Mark of Distinction, Hall of Shame Award Goes To....
See: Cheetum Builder Hall of Shame Award

Binding Arbitration Infiormation Sites:
Give Back My Rights -
www.givemebackmyrights.org
Call Before You Buy - www.callbeforeyoubuy.com

Missouri City Chatter Here is an article from a blog which better explains SLAPP-suits and why/how they are used. More than half of all states in the U.S. have legislation on the books to stop these type of frivilous lawsuits...

LasVagasLmonade.org  Is an organization advocating a New Home Lemon Law  for Navada . Locate your builder and share your experiences with other.

   Texas Tax Protest - Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Texans united together to fight unfair tax practices, and help inform local, county and state government officials on their constituents opinions.

Contractor from Hell.Com - a site dedicated to providing information and resources on the do's and don'ts of home remodeling, dealing with contractors, homeowners rights and more importantly, understanding that it is the homeowners' responsibility to ensure their rights are protected and not violated by unethical contractors.

Lemon Builders.com Are you a victim of CAS Fraud - A Binding Arbitration Website

Exposing New Home Builders  

New home buyer information source providing industry insights, consumer advocacy, rights awareness, relevant news feeds, money saving links and an in general heads up concerning new homebuilders and their not so new tactics against YOU. Buying a "New Home" isn't what you expect! Buyers beware! Learn here! http://exposingnewhomebuilders.typepad.com/exopsing_new_home_builder/

Blogs & Gripe Sites:

 Special Report - Top Corporate Hate Web Sites
  KBHomeSucks.Com Brian Zaltzberg's old site is down but his work is not lost.     KBHOMESUCKS.COM  - The #1 KB Homeowners Gripe Site.
            Brian Zaltzberg in his KBHomeSucksMobile 
       
Click Photo: See the site Brian built

The Internet's Garden & Community - 
Village Garden Web - http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/build/msg0122380524478.html?12 

Building a Home Forum - http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/build/

WebGripeSites.com http://www.webgripesites.com
http://www.webgripesites.com/gripesites.shtml#real_estate

ScrewedCentral.com http://www.screwedcentral.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000331.html
A free non profit community service site for posting consumer complaints and injustices in general.

Center for Consumer Advocacy Forum http://www.marlarky.com/ Free complaint forms

Exposing New Home Builders
http://exposingnewhomebuilders.typepad.com/ 

Texas Tax Protest - Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Texans united together to fight unfair tax practices, and help inform local, county and state government officials on their constituents opinions.

Cyber Citizens For Justice
http://www.ccfj.net/ 

Bad Business Bureau Complaints Features Bad Builders
Click to read complaints on file at the BBB and file your own complaint.  Don't forget to also register your complaint with HomeOwners for Better Building. 

Rate Your Builder  - Let your opinion be known

Forums:
Talk Heating and Air Air Conditionin HVAC-Talk.com Energy Efficient Homes - Heating, Air & Refrigeration Discussion

Home Construction Forums - Construction industry forum 

Horror Stories Post your homebuilding horror stories here. Share your pain and help other users learn what to watch for.

International Code Council - ICC Bulletin Board - People Helping People Build a Safer World.

Consumer Organizations:
Binding Arbitration Infiormation Sites:
Give Back My Rights - www.givemebackmyrights.org
Call Before You Buy - www.callbeforeyoubuy.com

Minnesota Homewatch.com  Our goal is to facilitate research by individuals on residential issues related to home construction and remodeling.

TakeBackYourRights.com “The Legislative Process is a remarkable privilege. This is the first time in the history of Frisco that citizens have attempted to gather the required signatures to revise the Frisco City Charter and I am delighted to have been a part of the process. This is the first step toward protecting new homebuyers and holding homebuilders accountable for their mistakes,” said Dr. Becka.

LasVagasLmonade.org  Is an organization advocating a New Home Lemon Law for Nevada . Locate your builder and share your experiences with other. 

Bad Stucco? Feel free to browse our directory of pictures (or contribute your own).  A house is such a huge expense now days and it is a sin that poor workmanship, improper techniques and just plain greed can set new homeowners up for a nasty surprise a few years down the road.
Bad Stucco.com

Homeowners Against Defecient Dwellings The consumer protection group for home owners and buyers.

Lindal Cedar Homes Rip-Offs  Advocacy For Lindal Customers and Deallers - by an Ex-Lindal Salesperson, Sunroom Dealer/Builder and Customer

National Toxic Mold Coalition and Foundation
Monday Morning Mold    http://www.cmsynergy.com/Mold/2003%20Monday%20Morning%20Mold/03032003.htm

Sick of Bad Builders (SOBB) Some homeowners in Arlington say they're finally getting repairs done, after contacting NBC 5's Sabrina Smith. She has advice for you if you're having trouble with your builder in this Sabrina's Solutions.

Homeowners for Mediation and Education (HOME) SICK OF BAD BUILDERS We are a nonprofit organization of home buyers who have had experiences with bad builders and remodelers.  Our goals are to educate consumers about the potential risk of building or buying a new home in Texas, to lobby and educate legislators about the inequities of current  laws, and to promote mediation as a means of resolving disputes related to homeownership. Defective Construction Products Masonite Settlement Assistance If you are having problems with your settlement offer or applying for the settlement, see this site

Defective Products Websites:
Roofing -
Masonite Omniwood Siding/Woodruf Roofing

Lousiana Pacific Siding Official settlement page. Better than the Masonite page.

 Bad Stucco? Feel free to browse our directory of pictures (or contribute your own).  A   house is such a huge expense now days and it is a sin that poor workmanship, improper techniques and just plain greed can set new homeowners up for a nasty surprise a few years down the road.   Bad Stucco.com

Ryland Water Damage - http://www.rylandwaterdamage.com/ www.spraysiding.com

RSH Engineering - Builder Bloopers -   See Galery of Builder Blooper Photos

Siding Talk - http://www.sidingtalk.com

Georgia Pacific Siding Official settlement page. 
 
EifsFacts.org
. Sythetic Stucco information. 

Homeowners Services:
 

Mayfield Thermography Consulting Services, Inc.
See what the naked eye can not...For rapid and graphic detection of pending equipment failures, energy & pollution leaks, construction flaws and other invisible concerns, nothing can match infrared thermal imaging. It is the tool of choice for NDI (Non-Destructive Inspection) and is often the most cost-effective means to find problems before they cost you and your business big money...Thermography saves time & money. You can see issues instantly with clarity and precision. Moreover, the data and images seen can easily be recorded for review and documentation.

Quality Air Care  - Knowledge and care - Hall of Shame photos,  Frequently Asked Questions, Controversial Issues - Home Warranty Companies "Dirty little secrets they would rather you not know"  Who wouldn't want a warranty when buying a home?  I know I would, sounds like a win-win situation.  But if you really knew how the air conditioning portion of the contract reads you might think twice...
 

Arron's Home Inspections – The Measure of a Good Home Inspection in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex

InspectionConcepts.Com - Don't make your most costly purchase your most costly mistake!
Inspection services in the Houston area.

VIP Home Inspections  Home Builder Hall of Shame Photos It all started with a dream and a desire to build something that would last and remain in the family for years to come,...

HVAC Consulting, Inc Learn what you need before you shop. Consulting services for the consumer 

MOISTURE DETECTION
Infrared Moisture Detection – Mayfield Infrared Consulting
We see what others don't see non-destructively.


MOLD RELATED LINKS  

 Your Leaking House.com - This website is dedicated to help all home and commercial building owners to keep water out of your buildings. We have invested a huge amount of time in this business and hope this website will help anyone who has moisture related problems with the building they own or lease. There are many ways to correctly install building products properly to keep water out of your building  Ask questions of the experts on the forum

Ryland Water Damage.com - News Articles from Florida - Orlando Sentinel & WESH Ch2 Outstanding reporting on construction defects, water intrusion, code changes, Special Reports and much more

 

Monday Morning Mold Website Hyde Mulvihill publishes a weekly newsletter on mold, Monday Morning Mold.  It discusses recent trends in mold litigation, mold insurance, mold in schools, and reviews books and other related mold publications.
Monday Morning Mold News Articles - Archives 2003
Monday Morning Mold News Articles - Archives 2004
 

Mold Help.org - Excelent!  One of the best and most comprehensive mold help sites.

 Mayfield Thermography Consulting Services, Inc.
See what the naked eye can not...For rapid and graphic detection of pending equipment failures, energy & pollution leaks, construction flaws and other invisible concerns, nothing can match infrared thermal imaging. It is the tool of choice for NDI (Non-Destructive Inspection) and is often the most cost-effective means to find problems before they cost you and your business big money...Thermography saves time & money. You can see issues instantly with clarity and precision. Moreover, the data and images seen can easily be recorded for review and documentation.

MOLD RESOURCES. Good EPA site with background and educational material. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/moldresources.html  

Indoor Air Quality Resource Center
Indoor Air Quality Resource Center - Objective is increasing public awareness of poor indoor air quality.  Topics include mold, radon, asbestos, lead, bioaerosols, and more. 

Another educational sitehttp://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ehp/ehd/catalogue/general/iyh/microbio.htm 

Facts About Mold The New York City Health Department has developed this fact sheet to address some of the most common questions and concerns regarding mold. http://nycdoitt.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doh/html/epi/epimold.html 

Laboratories for Bioaerosol (Mold) Testing (collected by the California Dept. of Health - www.cal-iaq.org) 
http://www.cal-iaq.org/BioLabs2000-01.htm  

Laboratories that participate in an environmental microbiology proficiency program EMPAT PARTICIPATING LABORATORIES(collected by the American Industrial Hygiene Association - www.aiha.org) 
http://www.aiha.org/empalpha.html  

California Department of Health Services 
Indoor Air Quality Info Sheet. Mold in My Home: What Do I Do? 
http://www.cal-iaq.org/mold9803.htm or http://www.cal-iaq.org/mold9803.pdf  

Environmental Health Investigations Branch 
http://www.cal-iaq.org//iaqsheet.htm#Mold  

Current Topics:  Mold 
http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/org/ps/deodc/ehib/EHIB2/topics/mold.html 

Fungi & Indoor Air Quality 
http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/org/ps/deodc/ehib/EHIB2/topics/fungi_indoor.html  

Indoor Air Quality Laboratory 
http://www.cal-iaq.org//iaqsheet.htm#Mold  

New York City Department of Health - Facts About Mold 
http://nycdoitt.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doh/html/epi/epimold.html  

New York City Department of Health 
Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Disease Epidemiology  Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor  Environments 
http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doh/html/epi/moldrpt1.html  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National  Center for Environmental Health 
Questions and Answers on Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds  March 9, 2000 
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/asthma/factsheets/molds/default.htm  

Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes project  Indoor Air Quality: Eliminate Molds, Excessive Moisture and Other  Biological Pollutants 
http://www.montana.edu:80/wwwcxair/mold.html  

Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov/iaq/)  About Molds 
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/asthma/triggers/molds.html  

Indoor Air Quality - Tools for Schools - Appendix H:  Moisture, Mold  and Mildew 
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/tfs/guideh.html  

Flood Cleanup:  Avoiding Indoor Air Quality Problems 
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/flood.html  

Biological Pollutants in Your Home 
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/bio_1.html 

Kansas Department of Health and Environment 
Mold - How to Make Your Home Mold Free and Keep it That Way (PDF  file) 
http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/pdf/hef/bg2134.pdf  

It's Your Health - Microbiological Contamination of Residential  Indoor Air 
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ehp/ehd/catalogue/general/iyh/microbio.htm  

Case Western Reserve University 
HOW TO CLEAN-UP THE MOLD 
http://gcrc.meds.cwru.edu/stachy/cleanup.htm 

Univ. of Florida, Cooperative Extension Service 
Indoor Air Quality in Florida: Moisture 
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HE344 
Air Conditioning, Moisture and Mildew 
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/EB352  

University of Minnesota - Environmental Health & Safety 
MANAGING WATER INFILTRATION INTO BUILDINGS 
http://www.dehs.umn.edu/remanagi.html 
Mycological Aspects of Indoor Environmental Quality 
http://www.dehs.umn.edu/fungus/myco.html  

Indoor Microbiological Garden:  A microscopic line separates  good and bad IAQ  by David C. Straus & Jay Kirihara 
http://www.facilitiesnet.com/NS/NS3b86h.html  

Hazardous Molds in Homes and Offices.  by Dr. Eckardt Johanning 
Eastern New York Occupational and Environmental Health Center 
(http://www.envirocenter.com/enyohp/Ndefault.htm) 
http://www.envirovillage.com/Papers/N000011.htm  

Medical Mycology Research Center 
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas 
http://fungus.utmb.edu/myco.htm 

 Warranty Info:
Homeowners Warranty (HOW) in Receivership. HOW was suppose to be a 10 year homeowners warranty. It went into receivership in 1994. See the official site concerning this issue.

Homeowners Services:
 

Mayfield Thermography Consulting Services, Inc.
See what the naked eye can not...For rapid and graphic detection of pending equipment failures, energy & pollution leaks, construction flaws and other invisible concerns, nothing can match infrared thermal imaging. It is the tool of choice for NDI (Non-Destructive Inspection) and is often the most cost-effective means to find problems before they cost you and your business big money...Thermography saves time & money. You can see issues instantly with clarity and precision. Moreover, the data and images seen can easily be recorded for review and documentation. 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 
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