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07:21 min | 1 year ago

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"T. V s. Thank you for listening. It is the mark Blazer show. And earlier we were talking about Gabby potatoes boyfriend. His name is Brian Laundry and the FBI searching the home in Florida there of Brian and for more on that, let's bring in Alex Stone from ABC News. Hey, Alex. Welcome in man. Hey, there, Mark. Happy Monday. Happy Monday. So earlier today, the FBI agents police swarming Brian laundries home in Florida and what's the latest on this? Yes. So they were there for quite a while. And the FBI is telling us that they were executing a court ordered accord approved search warrant and they went in. They put up crime scene tape around the home. The his parents were brought out and a grandmother. Brought out put into a way of an outside of the home and they were in that van for not very long. Maybe 20 minutes, half an hour, And then they were allowed to go back in and the FBI taking away Brian laundries vehicle, not the white van, but another vehicle that he had there and his whereabouts are unknown. His family claims that They last saw him almost a week ago as he drove to a wildlife preserve. Search has been underway. Their they have found no information. No evidence there, pointing to where he might be. Gabby Petito. It's believed she's dead by all indications are that it was her body that they found yesterday. Although the quarter and Wyoming still working to positively idea we should know a cause of death tomorrow. But that campsite area about 45 minutes or so outside of Jackson has blocked off their turning campers away and media and folks who want to be their own investigators who you know whether it be on apps or social media or whatever that they're showing up. Now that That they want to see it, but still a lot of work to do in the case. They think they know where her life ended. But where he is right now they have no idea. So what is so is that the Carlton Nature Reserve? That's that's where I guess I was saying that crews spent the weekend searching that at some 24,000 acres or so were you just talking about the Grand Teton wildlife in Wyoming. Well, the area where her body was found. Yes. So it's it's called the Spread Creek dispersed camping area. It's in. Yeah. Bridget Teton National Forest about 45 minutes outside of Jackson and then There's a gated area with a sign that the welcomes folks in that gated area they've got deputies opposed to there. The FBI is inside of there right now, and they're looking for anything. They're trying to figure out what did go on. Oh, and by the way, we heard the 911 call today for the first time. Of when they were stopped in Moab, Utah, because somebody dialed 911 to say they saw a couple fighting and by all indications in that 911 call That it was physical and that he was hitting her slapping her. This is what the caller said. We drove by and the gentleman was flopping the girl, and then he goes on to say, and then we stop. They ran up and down the sidewalk. He proceeded, the hitter hopped in the car, and they drove off. That was August 12th. So weeks before she was reported missing, last seen checking out of a hotel near Salt Lake and then going up, telling her parents that they were in Wyoming at that point, but He was that day that the video has been everywhere. But Moab police pulled them over that she was crying that they said they had an argument that they were, they told them to separate for the night. And then they went on their way. And then weeks later, she now appears to be dead and he's missing and nobody knows where he is. Well, and I also heard to Alex that police are saying They actually know more than they're reporting as far as Gabby and they believed to be her body. Her remains and they know more than they're reporting. Have you heard that as well? Well, yeah, that's pretty common. They're not going to tell us everything they know. And there's some of the evidence of why they were able to find her in a pretty specific area. Yeah, and the Grand Teton area is So big an FBI agent tell me a couple of days ago that unless they got specific information on where they had been, or where a body might be, that it would be almost impossible without some Uh, indication of where they should go because it is so wide and so open in Wyoming and in that whole area in Utah, Idaho, everything And that they would need some indication of where to go. They clearly honed in on this camping area. And what that evidence was. Was it a family member? We know that they were getting data off of her phone and his phone. Did they get some indication of her last whereabouts on the phone? Maybe that led them their technology white. Yes, they say that they know more than what they're telling. But they also say They don't know where he is that it's nothing indicating where he's gone to, and technically, they Are calling him a suspect. Yet they're waiting on. It would seem there waiting on the cause of death to come back as murdered it to figure out what's up with him. Right now. He's technically a missing person. But it's pretty clear is they're executing search warrants that they believe there's more to it. And they've given a rough time frame Alex from when she's been technically missing, too, when they found her of course, yesterday it was that was that. I mean, I know when the story surface, but you know, it's kind of it's a little bit confusing when you hear or see like the 911 thing, and you go. Well, that was August. 12 you go. Oh, my gosh. That was 5.5 weeks ago six weeks ago. So you get you start. So like, do they? Are they saying specifically when she was technically missing? I mean, has it been several weeks at this point? Well, yeah, I mean, since anybody last saw her. It was at the end of August when she was seen coming out of that store in Utah. And then when she called her mom, But it was a while after that, because nobody knew that she wasn't with Brian Laundry until he showed back up in Florida and pulled into the family home and Maybe his family knew something before that, but nobody publicly until he returned in the her family started to say, Where is she? So it was only within the last week week and a half that Law enforcement was notified that he returned to Florida and she wasn't there. So it hasn't been that long that they have been actively looking, and the case has become known, but there was a lot of lag time there. They believe that whatever happened to or happened toward the end of August But there was a long time that they didn't know about it as he was, apparently, as family members thought that they were just, you know, driving around and they were in rural areas and not calling them And then he arrived back in Florida, and she wasn't there. Crazy is still in her van, and they reporting that her van is still at his his parents, residents or his residence. Yeah, they've been in. They've been looking at those vehicles and he pulled back in with that when he came back, so they've got access to the van. That's going to be all part of what the FBI evidence response team with local police. They're going to be looking for every fiber in that car to figure out what went on. Alright. Alex Stone ABC news Thanks very much for the latest on this. We appreciate your brother..

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"5.5 weeks ago" Discussed on WTVN

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07:31 min | 1 year ago

"5.5 weeks ago" Discussed on WTVN

"N. Thank you for listening. It is the mark Blazer show. And earlier we were talking about Gabby potatoes boyfriend. His name is Brian Laundry and the FBI searching the home in Florida there of Brian. And for more on that, let's bring in Alex Stone from ABC News. Hey, Alex. Welcome in man. Hey, there, Mark. Happy Monday. Happy Monday. So earlier today, the FBI agents police swarming Brian laundries home in Florida and what's the latest on this? Yes, They were there for quite a while. And the FBI is telling us that they were executing a court ordered a court approved search warrant and they went in. They put up crime scene tape around the home. The his parents were brought out and a grandmother. Brought out put into a way of van outside of the home, and they were in that van for not very long. Maybe 20 minutes, half an hour, And then they were allowed to go back in and the FBI taking away Brian laundries vehicle, not the white van, but another vehicle that he had there. And his whereabouts are unknown. His family claims that they last saw him almost a week ago as he drove to a wildlife preserve. Search has been underway. Their they have found no information. No evidence there, pointing to where he might be. Gabby Petitto is believed she's dead by all indications are that it was her body that they found yesterday. Although the corner and Wyoming still working to positively idea we should know a cause of death tomorrow. But that campsite area about 45 minutes or so outside of Jackson is blocked off their turning campers away and media and folks who want to be their own investigators who you know whether it be on apps or social media or whatever that they're showing up. Now that That they want to see it, but still a lot of work to do in the case. They think they know where her life ended. But where he is right now they have no idea. So what is so is that the Carlton Nature Reserve? That's that's where I guess I was saying that crews spent the weekend searching that at some 24,000 acres or so were you just talking about the Grand Teton wildlife in Wyoming. Well, the area where her body was found. Yes, So it's it's called the Spread Creek dispersed camping area and it's in Yeah. Bridget Teton National Forest about 45 minutes outside of Jackson, and then there's a gated area. With a sign that the welcomes folks in that gated area they've got deputies opposed to there. The FBI is inside of there right now, and they're looking for anything. They're trying to figure out what did go on. Oh, and by the way, We heard the 911 call today for the first time when they were stopped in Moab, Utah, because somebody dialed 911 to say they saw a couple fighting and by all indications in that 911 call That it was physical and that he was hitting her slapping her. This is what the caller said. We drove by a gentleman was slapping the girl, and then he goes on to say, and then we stopped. They ran up and down the sidewalk. He proceeded, the hitter hopped in the car, and they drove off. That was August 12th. So weeks before she was reported missing, last seen checking out of a hotel near Salt Lake and then going up, telling her parents that they were in Wyoming at that point, but He was that day that the video has been everywhere. But Moab police pulled them over that she was crying that they said they had had an argument that they were. They told them to separate for the night and then they went on their way and Then weeks later, she now appears to be dead and he's missing and nobody knows where he is. Well, and I also heard to Alex that police are saying they actually know more than they're reporting as far as Gabby and they believed to be her body. Her remains and and they know more than they're reporting. Have you heard that as well? Well, yeah, that's pretty common. They're not going to tell us everything they know. And there's some of the evidence of why they were able to find her in a pretty specific area. Yeah, and the Grand Teton area is So big an FBI agent tell me a couple of days ago that unless they got specific information on where they had been, or where a body might be, that it would be almost impossible without some Indication of where they should go because it is so wide and so open in Wyoming and that whole area I mean, Utah, Idaho, everything and that they would need some indication of where to go. They Clearly honed in on this camping area. And what that evidence was. Was it a family member? We know that they were getting data off of her phone and his phone. Did they get some indication of her last whereabouts on the phone? Maybe that led them their technology white. Yes, they say that they know more than what they're telling. But they also say They don't know where he is that it's nothing indicating where he's gone to, and technically, they Are calling him a suspect. Yet they're waiting on. It would seem there waiting on the cause of death to come back as murdered it to figure out what's up with him. Right now. He's technically a missing person. But it's pretty clear is they're executing search warrants that they believe there's more to it. And they've given a rough time frame Alex from when she's been technically missing, too, when they found her, of course, yesterday was that was that I mean, I know when the story surfaced, but you know, it's kind of it's a little bit confusing when you hear or see like the 911 thing, and you go. Well, that was August. 12 you go. Oh, my gosh. That was 5.5 weeks ago six weeks ago. So you get you start. So like, do they? Are they saying specifically when she was technically missing? I mean, has it been several weeks at this point? Well, yeah, I mean, since anybody last saw her. It was at the end of August when she was seen coming out of that store in Utah. And then when she called her mom, But it was a while after that, because nobody knew that she wasn't with Brian Laundry until he showed back up in Florida and pulled into the family home and Maybe his family knew something before that, but nobody publicly until he returned and her family started to say, Where is she? So it was only within the last week week and a half that Law enforcement was notified that he returned to Florida and she wasn't there. So it hasn't been that long that they have been actively looking, and the case has become known, but there was a lot of lag time there. They believe that whatever happened to or happened toward the end of August But there was a long time that they didn't know about it as he was, apparently, as family members thought that they were just, you know, driving around and they were in rural areas and not calling them And then he arrived back in Florida, and she wasn't there. Crazy is still in her van, and they reporting that her van is still at his his parents, residents or his residence. Yeah, they've been in. They've been looking at those vehicles and he pulled back in with that when he came back, so they've got access to the van. That's going to be all part of what the FBI evidence response team with local police. They're going to be looking for every fiber in that car to figure out what went on. Alright. Alex Stone ABC news Thanks very much for the latest on this. We appreciate your brother. You've got to tell us. Good. Thanks, Marcy. You man. Incredibly sad. 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"5.5 weeks ago" Discussed on KCRW

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04:48 min | 1 year ago

"5.5 weeks ago" Discussed on KCRW

"Change manifest itself more and more and whether patterns like extreme drought and wildfires, many progressives in Congress are increasingly worried climate is getting squeezed out as President Biden tries to craft an infrastructure bill. Republicans could vote for New round of talks is underway among moderate Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. They say they have a framework of a deal. But a lot of details are not known. What is known has many progressives in both the House and Senate, saying they might vote against it if it ever gets to the floor. Among them. Congresswoman Pramila Dryer, Paul, the chair of the Progressive Caucus. Good morning. Thanks for joining us. Good morning, Scott. I'm struck by this. I talked to you around the time that the American rescue plan came to a vote. You were frustrated. Things weren't in it, including a minimum wage increase. But you said, you know what? At the end of the day I'm going to vote for this bill. You were saying something very different right now. Well, that's right, because the proposal and I say that with quotes around it, we haven't actually seen a proposal. But this latest announcement from a group of senators It really is so far away from what we need and, you know, proposing 526 billion in new spending, which clearly is nothing near what the 2.3 Trillion that President Biden proposed. Not to mention if you add on the jobs, the families plan. We believe that the country is ready Republicans, Democrats and independents for a big, bold jobs and families plan and we don't think that 10 Republicans are going to come along with us. On any of these things, Scott because that's just not the history. It's not what they did for the rescue plan. It's not what they did for the January 6th commission 5.5 weeks ago, Mitch McConnell said 100% of his focus. Is on stopping the Biden agenda, and that's why it's going big, bold and fast, and that's why you and other Democrats are saying it's time to just go back to reconciliation and do that, with Democratic only votes. But isn't it true right now that there are not 50 Democratic votes in the Senate for an infrastructure proposal around the lines of what the president initially pushed for? Well, I think that's why there's been this bipartisan negotiation. But at some point you have to cut that off. And let's put our big bold package up for a vote. And I believe we will get the Democratic votes for it because Again. Republicans, Democrats and independents want to see this enacted. Is this just a conversation in the end around Joe Man mansion in Kirsten Cinema, and if so, how do you get them to vote for the type of climate proposals? The other measures that you're talking about that you and so many progressives say are absolutely needed. Well, I think you'd think about it. It's actually not about Joe Manchin and Crystal cinema. It's about the American people, and that's where I keep coming back to with the American rescue plan. The reason that worked was because the president leaned in Very, very urgently to his bold vision, he said. We're going to get this done because it's what the American people want. And he did the negotiating to say. Within our party to San the leader of the party. Let's get this done, and we got it done. And then Republicans went back after voting no and tried to claim credit for it, So I think the same thing will happen. With the jobs and families plan the president needs to lean in. Democrats need to realize that this is our moment to deliver for the American people, and I think we can get that done. You, of course, represent Washington State. We just heard about major drought challenges, and I'm probably another bad wildfire season there. Um, you know again. A lot of the details of this current negotiate proposal are not known right now. But what are the specific climate policies you are worried would not be in a proposal like that. Well, I think any of the bold policy pieces that we need from, you know, investing in the the infrastructure to all of the work around the clean energy standard. We are afraid will be left out of any such package. Smaller package and the reality is Scott. You know, we're at the G seven right now. The United States. Pushing for bold climate action around the world. If we can't show that we can do that here at home, and that we can also invest in a bold infrastructure package and a family's package, then a lot of our world leadership is undermined. We can't Do it at home. We can't go out and, you know, push and lead the rest of the world to do that as well. The climate crisis has urgent. Your report just showed that but there's a million ways in which we're seeing it over and over again that climate change is real and that we have to address it and Republicans Have been in Calc Trent on really addressing the kinds of policies that we need to do that. And that's Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Paul represents.

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04:02 min | 1 year ago

"5.5 weeks ago" Discussed on KCRW

"But you said, you know what? At the end of the day I'm going to vote for this bill. You were saying something very different right now. Well, that's right, because the proposal and I say that with quotes around it, we haven't actually seen a proposal. But this latest announcement from a group of senators really is so far away from what we need and you know, proposing 526 new spending, which clearly is nothing near what the 2.3 Trillion that President Biden proposed. Not to mention. If you add on the jobs, the families plan We believe that the country is ready Republicans, Democrats and independents for a big, bold jobs and families plan and we don't think that 10 Republicans are going to come along with us. On any of these things, Scott because that's just not the history. It's not what they did for the rescue plan. It's not what they did for the January 6th commission 5.5 weeks ago, Mitch McConnell said 100% of his focus. Is on stopping the Biden agenda, and that's why it's going big, bold and fast, and that's why you and other Democrats are saying it's time to just go back to reconciliation and do that, with Democratic only votes. But isn't it true right now that there are not 50 Democratic votes in the Senate for an infrastructure proposal around the lines of what the president initially pushed for? Well, I think that's why there's been this bipartisan negotiation. But at some point you have to cut that off. And let's put our big bold package up for a vote. And I believe we will get 50 Democratic votes for it because again Republicans, Democrats and independents want to see this enacted. Is this just a conversation in the end around Joe Man's mansion in Kirsten cinema, and if so, how do you get them to vote for the type of climate proposals? The other measures that you're talking about that you and so many progressives say are absolutely needed. Well, I think you'd think about it. It's actually not about Joe Manchin and Crystal cinema. It's about the American people, and that's where I keep coming back to with the American rescue plan. The reason that worked was because the president leaned in Very, very urgently to his bold vision, he said. We're going to get this done because it's what the American people want. And he did the negotiating to say. Within our party to San the leader of the party. Let's get this done, and we got it done. And then Republicans went back after voting no and tried to claim credit for it, So I think the same thing will happen. With the jobs and families plan the president needs to lead in. Democrats need to realize that this is our moment to deliver for the American people, and I think we can get that done. You, of course, represent Washington State. We just heard about major drought challenges and probably another bad wildfire season there. Um, you know again. A lot of the details of this current negotiate proposal are not known right now. But what are the specific climate policies you are worried would not be in a proposal like that. Well, I think any of the bold policy pieces that we need from, you know, investing in the infrastructure to all of the work around the clean energy standard. We are afraid will be left out of any such package. Smaller package. And the reality is got. You know, we're at the G seven right now the United States pushing for bold climate action around the world if we can't show that we can do that here at home. And that we can also invest in a bold infrastructure package and a family's package. Then a lot of our world leadership is undermined. We can't do it at home. We can't go out and, you know, push. And lead the rest of the world to do that, as well. The climate crisis is urgent. Your report just showed that but there's a million ways in which we're seeing it over and over again that climate change is real and that we have to address it and Republicans Have been in Calc Trent on really addressing the kinds of policies that we need to do that. And that's Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

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08:29 min | 1 year ago

"5.5 weeks ago" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"This is weekend edition from NPR News. I'm Scott Detroit in for Lulu Garcia Navarro. A severe drought is gripping much of the American West from Washington to Arizona. Now we know climate change. Soaring temperatures and these droughts affect our ecosystem. But what impact do they have on our nation's hydropower system? With us to discuss this is Jordan Kern, a professor at the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University. Hey, thanks for joining us. Thanks, Scott. So let's start big picture here. What are the factors We need to think about when we think about the connection between drought, water levels and the power system in the West? Yeah. The first direct impact the drought can have on the grid in the western United States is to reduce stream flow, which reduces the available fuel for producing hydropower. And when the western grid loses, hydropower has to be replaced by something and almost always that replacement is electricity from natural gas power plants, which are both more expensive and more polluting. How bad are water levels at the big hydro dams right now, how much of a dropper we already seeing? You know, I think if you compare what the current drought to what happened in the previous, really large drought that affected California, at least from 2012 to 2016, they're probably comparable one of the interesting things that right now on the West Coast, water levels at dams in the Pacific Northwest are not as low as they could be. And that makes a big difference. Because California actually imports a lot of electricity from The Pacific Northwest. You know, it seems like this kind of creates a cycle here, right where hydropower is down. That means more natural gas power is needed, and this is coming at a time when it's going to get hotter and hotter throughout the summer. And people are going to be demanding more electricity. Yes, that's right. The timing associated with hydropower production along the West Coast tends to coincide with the period of highest snowmelt, which means April to July. And so that means that usually in the summer time there's a reasonable amount of hydropower to help cover those increased demands for electricity that we see during the summer because people are using more electricity for air conditioning. The issue really is what happens after August when the snow melt is really low anyway. The real challenge will be if this drought is associated with a heat wave during those months that are dry. Usually that's what really contributed to the blackouts we saw in California last year. You're talking about California and the Northern Pacific Northwest as two different levels right now, in terms of the severity of the drought and how it's affecting water supply. How much of a gap is there? How long are we looking at before? Washington and Oregon are in the same bad places, California, Nevada and everywhere else? Well, that's hard to predict. I think you know when you talk about the interconnection between those systems and the fact that the Pacific Northwest does deliver a lot of extra hydropower down into California, and the dependency that California has on that delivered power every year. I think there's a limit to the extent that which California can really rely on that, and that's our risk for them Moving forward. You have studied the relationship between drought in California and the cost of power. Can you give us an explanation of what you have found? What specifically is there to time? Yeah. So drought impacts the cost of operating the grid and delivering electricity to customers in a couple different ways. The first, of course, is a lack of water, which means you have to replace hydropower, which is essentially free to produce with something that's much more expensive, which would be replacement power from natural gas power plants. The other issue is wildfire, so the cost of wildfire does represent Had a pretty substantial financial vulnerability for electric power utilities. It has in recent years and is the reason that California's largest utility PG and you went bankrupt. Lot of the Western states we're talking about here have been on the leading edge of making the shift toward more and more clean energy, solar wind things like that. Any sense how that ongoing transition affects the system. We're talking about here in terms of both cost and reliability in a situation where hydropower is dropping. All the evidence we have suggests that you know a grid of the future that's presumably a lot more reliant on variable renewable energy, like wind and solar will be just as susceptible to drought for as long as the West Coast is reliant on hydropower drought will represent a vulnerability and the reason is because when there's a drought, you have to send more of something to California to make up for that loss of hydropower, and you can't send more wind speed or more. A radiance from the sun. What you can send is more natural gas. What are the fixes for the cycle that we're talking about here? Because, you know, right now in Congress were debating an infrastructure bill that is taking months and months And if something has signed his law, these projects would take years and years and years to even get started and be put into place. What can grids and states do to try and be more resilient in this drought situation? Oftentimes the solution to reliability issues is redundancy. So you can build back up capacity. More natural gas generators, energy storage That would help get you through shorter term events. So if you build extra natural gas power plants, it doesn't necessarily mean you have to use them all the time. You could just build them in case you have a drought. And the advantage of doing that would be that the rest of the time when you're not in a drought, you'd be using hydropower instead of that natural gas generation. But that would represent a cost to consumers. Imagine building a big power plant just to use it every once in a while, during sort of rare extreme events where you need something to turn on in an emergency, you still have to pay the mortgage on that power plant. Ultimately, that bill would fall to consumers. Jordan, current professor at the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University. Thanks for talking to us. Thanks, Scott. And as climate change manifest itself more and more and weather patterns like extreme drought and wildfires, Many progressives in Congress are increasingly worried climate is getting squeezed out as President Biden tries to craft an infrastructure bill. Republicans could vote for New round of talks is underway among moderate Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. They say they have a framework of a deal. But a lot of details are not known. What is known has many progressives in both the House and Senate, saying they might vote against it if it ever gets to the floor. Among them. Congresswoman Pramila Dryer, Paul, the chair of the Progressive Caucus. Good morning. Thanks for joining us. Good morning, Scott. I'm struck by this. I talked to you around the time that the American rescue plan came to a vote. You were frustrated. Things weren't in it, including a minimum wage increase. But you said, you know what? At the end of the day I'm going to vote for this bill. You were saying something very different right now. Well, that's right, because the proposal and I say that with quotes around it, we haven't actually seen a proposal. But this latest announcement from a group of senators really is so far away from what we need and you know, proposing 526 new spending, which clearly is nothing near what the 2.3 Trillion that President Biden proposed. Not to mention. If you add on the jobs, the families plan We believe that the country is ready Republicans, Democrats and independents for a big, bold jobs and families plan and we don't think that 10 Republicans are going to come along with us. On any of these things, Scott because that's just not the history. It's not what they did for the rescue plan. It's not what they did for the January 6th commission 5.5 weeks ago, Mitch McConnell said 100% of his focus. Is on stopping the Biden agenda, and that's why it's going big, bold and fast, and that's why you and other Democrats are saying it's time to just go back to reconciliation and do that, with Democratic only votes. But isn't it true right now that there are not 50 Democratic votes in the Senate for an infrastructure proposal around the lines of what the president initially pushed for? Well, I think that's why there's been this bipartisan negotiation. But at some point you have to cut that off. And let's put our big bold package up for a vote. And I believe we will get 50 Democratic votes for it because again Republicans, Democrats and independents want to see this enacted. Is this just a conversation.

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