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Taxiwerker

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Well This Kinda Proves IT.....
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:19:41 AM »
BLOOMBAG ....Our Former POS Mayor IN Bed With Ubah .....
The ONE Guy Responsible for Turning OUR Medallions into Real TIN........
This is from the NY Post .........

https://nypost.com/2018/09/22/bloomberg-considered-oprah-for-his-cabinet-if-he-became-president/
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Uber agreed to put a “Bloomberg button” on its app on Election Day and give every American free rides to and from the polls — with trip costs covered by the campaign.

The ride-company’s then-CEO Travis Kalanick also offered up Uber’s top drivers for campaign work. Airbnb properties were proposed for Bloomberg yard signs. And DoorDash delivery people would have slipped literature under doors during food runs.

Tusk is convinced these nontraditional approaches proposed in 2016 could bolster Bloomberg’s chances in 2020

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 10:40:19 AM »
Bloomberg gave 80 million dollars to the Demoncrats for the upcoming election.

Let’s see what 80 million buys you.


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Re: Well This Kinda Proves IT.....
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 02:30:58 PM »
Hope Nothing.......

Still Bothersome How He Kept to His WORDS To a Taxi Boss in the Past.....

I'm Going to  F --- K Up Your Business.....

He DID ......To About 13,000 Medallions and Their OWNERS ...And the Entire LEGAL Ride / Taxi Industry...

I Hope WE REMEMBER ELECTION Time.....If Not....We ARE DOOMED....

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 08:12:48 PM »
After serving as campaign manager of Mr. Bloomberg’s reelection effort, in 2010 Mr. Tusk founded Tusk Strategies with the goal of running campaigns for companies and institutions rather than politicians. At the time, Walmart was looking for a way to enter markets without pushback from powerful unions. Mr. Tusk urged city councils, including New York’s, to stop blocking its entry by polling customers, launching television ads and mobilizing constituents who wanted the choice of shopping at Walmart.

Then one of Mr. Bloomberg’s former deputy mayors called him with a proposition: “There’s this guy with a small transportation startup. He’s having some regulatory problems. Would you mind talking to him?” It was Uber. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission had sent Uber a cease and desist letter, and its then-CEO Travis Kalanick needed someone who understood New York politics. Mr. Tusk mounted successful campaigns on behalf of the company in New York and other cities, including Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/how-bradley-tusk-went-from-political-insider-to-making-politicians-crazy-1535726695&ved=2ahUKEwiCutnt7dTdAhUpc98KHX0GBXwQFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw1URUNjomF3x5TQVyWIIO8i&ampcf=1

Which one of Mr. Bloomberg's former deputy mayors introduced Mr.Tusk to Mr. Kalanick? I think it wasHoward Wolfson. From 2010 to 2013, Wolfson was the New York City Deputy Mayor for Government Affairs and Communications. In this capacity, Wolfson oversaw local, state and federal government relations in addition to helping to craft the Bloomberg Administration’s overall communications strategy. He was particularly involved in the education, transportation, and technology sectors.
Wolfson served as the communications director for Hillary Clinton’s history-making run for the presidency in 2008. He has worked in and out of government, serving as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and as the Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Wolfson has worked on campaigns at every level of government, advising Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Andrew Cuomo, among others.
Now Mr. Wolfson, Democratic political strategist and close Bloomberg aide, confirmed to The Washington Post he will oversee Mr. Bloomberg's $80 million spending effort in the 2018 midterm cycle, largely to support Democratic efforts to regain the majority of the House.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/bloomberg-to-spend-80-million-largely-to-support-democrats-effort-to-gain-house-majority/2018/06/20/e19740a2-74b3-11e8-9780-b1dd6a09b549_story.html&ved=2ahUKEwjQlrTk7dTdAhXlTN8KHSAdAJUQFjAOegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw2_M5SWbTnvJYevmS9MFPpA&ampcf=1

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 08:39:15 PM »
Then one of Mr. Bloomberg’s former deputy mayors called him with a proposition: “There’s this guy with a small transportation startup. He’s having some regulatory problems. Would you mind talking to him?” It was Uber. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission had sent Uber a cease and desist letter, and its then-CEO Travis Kalanick needed someone who understood New York politics. Mr. Tusk mounted successful campaigns on behalf of the company in New York and other cities, including Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

This revelation is MIND BLOWING. So, the TLC went from a Cease and Desist letter to opening the doors wide for UBER.   The TLC was enforcing the rules and Bloomberg turned it around for his own satisfaction. Rules! What Rules? And, those in the TLC that helped him are still running the show, at least it appears so.

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 02:22:16 PM »
From July 14 2014:

Uber is looking to hire a senior executive with either experience running political campaigns or running cities, Kara Swisher of Re/Code reports.

"We're in a political campaign, and the candidate is Uber and the opponent is an an [expletive] named Taxi," Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said on stage at the Code Conference in May.

So it makes sense he'd go after someone with political experience.

Kalanick has since been in talks with people like Democratic strategist Howard Wolfson. He's the candidate who has gotten furthest along in the hunt, according to Re/Code. The talks between Wolfson and Uber have reportedly ended, though.

Uber already has the former deputy commissioner for policy and planning at the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission, Ashwini Chhabra, working for the startup. But Kalanick is still trying to beef up his staff.

https://www.businessinsider.com/uber-to-hire-pr-person-to-battle-taxis-2014-7

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 03:06:11 PM »
I stand corrected!  Either way it always  comes back  to Mr.Oz/Mr.Bloomberg.

According to the below Recode article from September 26, 2016, it's not Mr.Wolfson that called Mr. Tusk  it was Kevin Sheekey. Sheekey was hired by Bloomberg L.P. in 1997 to work as the company's chief Washington lobbyist. He followed Bloomberg into politics in 2001, designated "the architect of Mr. Bloomberg's unlikely mayoral bid" by The New York Times.As part of the Bloomberg administration, Sheekey served as president of the New York Host Committee, the organization in charge of overseeing the Republican National Convention, and later, as Bloomberg's deputy mayor of government affairs.

Sheekey played a prominent role in developing projects such as PlaNYC and obtaining billions in school construction funds for New York City from state legislators. He is also known for exploring and organizing Bloomberg's potential presidential run in 2008. The mayor eventually opted to complete his second term rather than run for president.

Sheekey returned to Bloomberg L.P. in 2010 to oversee government relations and communications for the company and serve as chairman of Bloomberg Government, a subscription data service providing aggregated government news and analysis. He eventually rose within Bloomberg L.P. to the role of Global Head of Communications, Government Relations and Marketing. He is based part-time in London where he represents Bloomberg L.P.'s global business presence.

In May 2016, Sheekey became a board member of Tech:NYC, a non profit organization that represents the interest of New York City's technology sector through the support of member companies like Google, Bloomberg, Uber, and Facebook.



Bradley Tusk never intended to become a startup consigliere. That changed when fellow Michael Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey called Tusk, asking him to take a meeting with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

"He says, ‘Hey, there’s a guy with a small transportation startup. He’s having some regulatory problems; would you mind talking to him?’" Tusk recalled on the latest Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher. "Later that day, I become Uber’s first political consultant."

"[Kalanick] called back and said ‘Hey, your fee’s a little steep, would you take some equity?’ Thank God I said .

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.recode.net/2016/9/26/13051582/bradley-tusk-uber-regulation-new-york-bill-de-blasio&ved=2ahUKEwimseTj5dbdAhWrg-AKHamwBtIQFjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw2ppM0pt-SFm68NqQNiGyv9
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Re: Well This Kinda Proves IT.....
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2018, 09:41:58 AM »
FOLLOW THE MONEY!

Bloomberg’s 80 million dollar contribution to Democrats will not buy him the presidency -

BUT IT WILL BUY HIM THE OBEISANCE OF DEMOCRATIC ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS!

Yesterday, JP Morgan came out with numbers that indicate that app drivers are earning half of what they earned in 2014. Today they announced that they will guide Lyft in their IPO.  Drivers earning subsistence pay is part of the sales pitch.

Welcome investors to the mobile plantation!

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Re: Well This Kinda Proves IT.....
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2018, 09:53:40 AM »
HaHaHa...............Hope IT Shuts The APP Gig DOWN......

We ARE The LEGAL Form of Street Hails .....

We Got SNOOKERED By The Current TLC Chair and Bloombag......

The APPS Will Learn WHAT We Already KNOW....!!!

A. The Economy improves So MUCH Taxi drivers are HARD to Come By....
B. An OVERABUNDANCE of DRIVERS IS Never GOOD......
C. Traffic KILLS Profits ....
D. Folks WILL Tire of SURGE Pricing.....How IS That EVEN LEGAL TLC...?

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2018, 10:22:59 AM »
Unfortunately, anything goes when the

COURTS EXCUSE THE CRIMES OF THE STATE.

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2018, 06:32:47 PM »
Let's hope Michael Bloomberg is the next famous person toppled by the MeToo movement. The movement should shine a light on Michael Bloomberg's long well-documented History of Sexism?

From 2007:

possible presidential bid by Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, could be threatened by new details of a sexual harassment lawsuit that alleged he said "kill it!" to an executive who told him that she was pregnant.

Apart from being accused of suggesting that Sekiko Sakai Garrison abort her baby, he also allegedly said to her: "Great! Number 16!", an apparent reference to the number of pregnancies among his staff.

The billionaire businessman is also claimed to have pointed out a woman to Mrs Garrison, and said: "If you looked like that, I would do you in a second."

The suit accused him of referring to Mexican clients as "jumping beans" and saying of a female worker who was having trouble finding a nanny that "all you need is some black who doesn't even have to speak English to rescue it from a burning building".
Mr Bloomberg, 65, settled the lawsuit in 2000. A gag clause on both sides was part of the deal but details of the allegations made against him were leaked yesterday to the Associated Press.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1559040/New-Yorks-Mayor-Bloomberg-in-sex-lawsuit.html&ved=2ahUKEwjPiffay9ndAhUKn-AKHcUVANcQFjAGegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw3YBvINtU4jtiBN9AUgvxwr

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://gawker.com/5979679/id-do-her-a-brief-history-of-michael-bloombergs-public-sexism&ved=2ahUKEwj9s-vn2tndAhVHneAKHWWICoQQFjAAegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw0vGTzfRUTpZwL5zvHLPkZ3

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/05/02/nyregion/02lawsuit.html&ved=2ahUKEwjPiffay9ndAhUKn-AKHcUVANcQFjADegQIBxAB&usg=AOvVaw2dTqxveaLRDNM8W4AP8stu

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://mobile.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/nyregion/discrimination-suit-against-bloomberg-lp-is-dismissed.html&ved=2ahUKEwjPiffay9ndAhUKn-AKHcUVANcQFjAEegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw0c4p1ab1xOzmqSVS2bPWRp

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.politico.com/media/story/2015/02/former-bloomberg-tv-correspondent-sues-for-discrimination-003487&ved=2ahUKEwjPiffay9ndAhUKn-AKHcUVANcQFjAHegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw3KeFpc5SzaDuYXcf1e04e_
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2018, 04:54:05 PM »
Michael Bloomberg to donate $100 million to House Democrats for ...
2018-midterm-elections

Michael Bloomberg's spending on House races in the midterms has passed the $80 million he promised for the cycle and is heading toward $100 million as he sees an increasing chance for Democrats to win control.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://amp.timeinc.net/fortune/2018/09/27/michael-bloomberg-midterm-contributions&ved=2ahUKEwiv1uTxh9zdAhVJTd8KHag5AkEQyM8BMAB6BAgJEAQ&usg=AOvVaw2FhKAWpDicsS17QS2IHG1G&ampcf=1

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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 12:15:48 PM »
Some more propaganda:

Bradley Tusk is aventure capitalist who offers his expertise to startups facing regulatory hurdles. (He was also former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign manager and Senator Chuck Schumer’s communications director.) Tusk was one of Uber’s earliest investors, and he’s had a front seat to the company’s—and the industry’s—struggles with local governments. “I’m probably the only Uber investor who would say this, ” he says of the IDG, “but I’m a fan of theirs.” Like Campbell, Tusk also thinks the utilization algorithm component is key—those who are actively driving full-time could qualify for the minimum wage. But beyond providing better conditions and earnings for workers, Tusk thinks the minimum wage is just good business. Better wages retain employees, and retaining employees means a business has happier workers who also know how to do a job well—and that ultimately keeps customers happy.

Tusk acknowledges that given his position as an Uber investor, his are unlikely opinions on the matter: “I’d probably get in trouble for saying this, but I’m not sure that [minimum wage] is a terrible idea from a business perspective.” He also believes that while Uber needed to take an aggressive stance at launch in order to break into the transportation market, the company can now use a more cooperative approach when working with local governments. Whether the ridesharing industry feels compelled to do so in regards to minimum wage, says Tusk, will depend on what gets a better short-term reception. Both Uber and Lyft are planning to file for IPOs in 2019. “It’s whatever narrative plays best to the market,” says Tusk. “Not sure which way it will go, but that will drive the decision in the short term more than anything else.” And what matters to these companies in the short term will likely have lasting effects on the futures of rideshare drivers.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/tech/2018/10/17/17989196/uber-lyft-minimum-wage-ridesharing-economy&ved=2ahUKEwid0uDW743eAhWIVN8KHeCxAu8QyM8BMAB6BAgJEAQ&usg=AOvVaw1tOEf9q6TRIyIhEMRCp7gw&ampcf=1

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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 08:33:38 PM »
I’m shocked, I’m shocked! 

Uber’s former Minister of Propaganda (circa 2015) is FOR the app driver pay rules.

Is this another case of tail wags dog?

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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2018, 10:00:24 AM »
A political committee backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is spending nearly $9 million on TV ads to help two Democrats trying to topple Republican incumbents in Southern California.

Bloomberg disclosed earlier this year that he intended to spend tens of millions of dollars to support Democratic congressional candidates across the country as the party attempts to seize control of the House.

The districts have been targeted by national Democrats trying to pick up 23 seats nationwide to win control of the House. They are among a string of Republican-held districts in California carried by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Bloomberg's committee earlier spent $1 about million on internet advertising in the two districts.

Howard Wolfson, a Bloomberg senior adviser, said in a text that Rouda and Hill were in a strong position to capture the seats against "out of touch incumbents."

Bloomberg's investment comes as money floods into competitive House districts in California from both Democratic and Republican groups.

Remember: Back in 2014, Uber CEO,  Travis Kalanick was looking to hire a senior executive with either experience running political campaigns or running cities.
"We're in a political campaign, and the candidate is Uber and the opponent is an [expletive] named Taxi,"Uber CEO said.
So it made sense he'd go after someone with political experience.  That person was Democratic strategist Howard Wolfson.


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.sfgate.com/news/amp/Bloomberg-pumps-9-million-into-California-House-13337633.php&ved=2ahUKEwiD2qiVm6TeAhUDTd8KHcHeDIoQFjABegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw24BagsTIkVHaWrxGozLjUd&ampcf=1&cshid=1540561536210

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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2018, 02:16:40 PM »
The Campaign for Mobile-Phone Voting Is Getting a Midterm Test

Bradley Tusk has a plan to fix American democracy. A former high-level staffer for Chuck Schumer and Michael Bloomberg, among others, Tusk has recently been using his political wits to help tech companies sidestep red tape and clear regulatory hurdles. As he recounts in his new book, “The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics,” Tusk has—for better or for worse—convinced authorities across the country to let Uber operate in their cities, figured out how to get the San Jose City Council to allow on-demand home delivery for marijuana, and toppled regulations banning the sale of online homeowners and renters’ insurance. When Uber, the first tech client of his fledgling consulting firm, didn’t have enough cash to pay him, Tusk took half his compensation in equity. As a consequence, he said, “I just got more money than I ever expected to have.”

Now Tusk, who is forty-five, is parlaying his Silicon Valley experience, and the fortune he made in the process, searching for a way to make it easier for people to vote. In the U.S., voter turnout has hovered around fifty-five per cent for Presidential elections since 1972, and is much lower for midterms and primaries. In New York’s gubernatorial primary this year, for example, twenty-four per cent of registered Democrats turned out, which was significantly higher than the ten per cent who bothered to vote in the primary four years ago. If the electorate is made up largely of partisan voters, Tusks believes, we end up electing tendentious, uncompromising politicians who do not represent the more moderate will of the people. “We’re completely polarized, and nothing gets done,” he said. “I don’t see how democracy survives absent radically higher participation.” With his wife, Harper Montgomery, Tusk created Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies, a foundation with two missions, one of which—funding school breakfast programs—is the of kind typically undertaken by the wealthy. The second, though, is either visionary or preposterous, depending on your perspective: the organization aims to crack the nut of voting by mobile phone, something computer scientists have been trying to do, unsuccessfully and in various ways, for the past two decades.
We’re working with these guys to help us get it right,” Tusk said, “But my view is less that the greatest threat to our democracy is the risk of hacking. The greatest threat to our democracy is that nobody votes. It just seems to me if we say it’s too risky to try this new thing, we’re throwing in the towel.”
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-campaign-for-mobile-phone-voting-is-getting-a-midterm-test/amp&ved=2ahUKEwiDtPWBoazeAhVH1lMKHY14CGUQFjAPegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw0JMrS6mlkr045BJKaOFETr&ampcf=1


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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2018, 08:24:20 PM »
Michael Bloomberg, likely 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, drops $5M on anti-Trump ads.

The former New York mayor, who has hinted several times that he’s preparing to run for President in 2020, is trying to stack the House ahead of the midterm elections Tuesday.

In a two-minute ad, which cost $5 million, according to the Washington Post, the 76-year-old billionaire speaks directly to camera about the need to elect Democrats.

“Political violence tears at the heart of our democracy,” Bloomberg says, citing mass shootings and bombings, “and violence against a religious group in a house of God tears at the heart of our humanity.”

In October, Bloomberg publicly re-registered as a Democrat, almost two decades after abandoning the party in 2001 to run for mayor as a Republican. By 2007, he had registered as an independent, where he stayed until this year.

“We must send a signal to Republicans in Washington that they have failed to lead, failed to find solutions and failed to bring us together,” he says in the video, titled “Higher Purpose.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-michael-bloomberg-trump-elections-20181104-story.html#nt=oft-Single%20Chain~Recommender~right-chain~headline-stack~~3~no-art~automated~curatedpage



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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2018, 05:33:54 PM »
Some people think Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion donation to Johns Hopkins University is a ‘dangerous distraction’


Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion donation to Johns Hopkins University has made headlines for its sheer size — it’s the biggest gift ever to a single institution.

The money, to be used for financial aid, will let the school open its doors to qualified students who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend. But to some the donation is a symptom of a troubling trend in American philanthropy.

Charitable giving is becoming increasingly top-heavy, with megadonations like Bloomberg’s and the $2 billion that Amazon AMZN-5.09% founder and CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced to fight homelessness and improve early education becoming more frequent, and increasingly setting the agenda for America’s nonprofits.

These giant megagifts mask the fundamental, underlying problem, which is that donations by low- and middle-income givers are steadily going down, and almost all the growth in giving is at the very top,” said Chuck Collins, a co-author of the IPS report.

In the early 2000s, households earning $200,000 or more made up only 30% of all charitable-giving tax deductions. In 2017, those households accounted for 52%, IPS found.

Why would a record amount of money flowing to charities be seen as a bad thing? Because the priorities of these ultrawealthy donors are markedly different from those of the public at large, Collins said. Less well-off households tend to focus their charity donations on local efforts to alleviate poverty, improve social welfare and community mental health, and youth programs like Boys and Girls Clubs. The ultrawealthy tend to be more interested in high-profile gifts to higher education and cultural groups that come with news coverage and, sometimes, their names on buildings, Collins said.

Collins said he worries that Americans could get too used to billionaires stepping in to solve problems that government once did.

“It’s almost like a dangerous distraction to keep thinking that the billionaires are going to solve our problems,” Collins said.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/011749B6-EC2F-11E8-9A34-5FD5C79098A8&ved=2ahUKEwjpjrm3wOHeAhXtYt8KHU7aB3UQiJQBMAp6BAgJEAQ&usg=AOvVaw3KJD7ZZzUtV43OS92a5Yls&ampcf=1