weeping, untargeted surveillance program PRISM and its collection of ALL Verizon subscribers’ call records. It’s a little skeeze-ballish, to be clear, but as more information has come out regarding the NSA’s surveillance activity, it’s put some minds to rest. The collection of Verizon’s call records is just meta-data—it doesn’t include content. And when it comes to Internet and email surveillance, officials and even President Obama insist that it only applies to those outside the U.S. (in other words: “it’s okay! They’re just foreigners! Chillax, bro!”).
While the surveillance program is a little bit better than that of the Bush administration’s unlawful wire-tapping and email surveillance, many are still troubled by the idea that the U.S. government could have such a wide-ranging, all-encompassing surveillance program that’s been kept totally under the radar.
I can’t make you feel better about that. But I can make you feel worse about other things. So, here I give you five technological intrusions that are worse than the NSA’s programs.
1) Upskirt and downblouse photos. They’re exactly what they sound like: photos taken down the blouses or up the skirts of unsuspecting women. And they’re totally legal. It’s a big business: plenty of websites cater to people who are particularly turned on by creepshots. Reddit is infested with Upskirt photos—many of which are staged, but it was taken to a whole new level of creepy with the creation of the subreddit r/creepshots, which has since been banned to the dismay of many. There’s also the equally creepy, not-yet-banned subreddit r/girlsinyogapants, which also features the images of non-consenting women.
And guess what, you guys: it’s totally,100% legal. In 2004, Congress passed the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act, which is meant to prohibit photographing or video recording images of another person’s “private areas” (naked or clothed genitals or the naked female breast) in areas of expected privacy or public places where a person does not expect her breasts or genitals to be seen. Turns out: this is really vague and difficult to prosecute, because if you’re in public, whatever part of you that’s visible to the naked eye is free to be photographed and disseminated online. So if you’re a woman walking around in yoga pants or a 14-year-old girl walking through a grocery store in shorts, you were essentially “asking for it,” and if you later find a picture of yourself on Creepshots.com or some other nasty-ass website/subreddit, you have zero legal recourse to have it removed.
2) TSA full-body scanners. The good news is that Congress gave the TSA a deadline for purging all U.S. airports of the creeptastic nude body scanners—the ones that create a very graphic, detailed image of the passenger’s nude body for the $8-an-hour TSA agent to gawk at. The TSA ended up removing all of the machines shortly before the June 1 deadline. The bad news: they’re still using body scanners, just scanners that are using a different technology. Rather than relying on back-scatter technology to create nauseatingly accurate and precise images, the TSA is now using millimeter wave technology, which previously created the same ultra-detailed images, but has since been upgraded so that the TSA agent who’s screening you only sees a cartoonish outline of your body and any prohibited items you might be concealing. The thing is: a naked picture is still being taken of your body. The agent in front of you might not see it, but the image is still being created—and questions remain as to whether the machine is retaining those images.
Meanwhile, TSA chief John Pistole still backs a plan that would allow passengers to carry small knives onto a plane.
3) While we’re on the subject of the TSA, let’s include pat-downs here. Recently, a 27-year-old Ph.D. student named Ashley Jessica posted a video on YouTube that revealed her very invasive pat-down at an airport in San Diego after she opted out of the nude body scanner. The video shows the female TSA agent swiping the tops and sides of Ashley’s breasts, and then running a hand in between them. Ashley protests and asks the agent not to touch her breasts anymore. The agent later runs her hands up Ashley’s leg and cups her crotch, causing Ashley to jump back. To make matters worse, all of this is done in plain view of every other passenger going through security.
Of course, she’s not the only one who’s been subjected to groping and fondling at the airport. There are plenty of other horror stories that include everyone from old people wearing catheter bags to disabled children left crying from being patted down. In conclusion, f*ck the TSA.
4) Revenge porn—also called non-consensual porn. “Non-consensual? By Jove! Surely that’s illegal!” you say. Nope. NOPENOPENOPE. Revenge porn—the publication and dissemination of nude photos and intimate videos (usually by bitter exes) without the subject’s consent is totally, 100% legal. The worst part is that sites like the recently shut down IsAnyoneUp.com not only post the images and videos, but include the victim’s name, Facebook profile, place of work, and more. If a victim asks for the image to be removed, she (because the vast, VAST majority of the victims are women) is either disregarded or told to pay a fee to have the picture removed. Recently, revenge porn site UGotPosted.com was slapped with a child pornography lawsuit for refusing to remove a sexually explicit picture of a 14-year-old girl.
While revenge porn pioneer Hunter Moore shut down his controversial site IsAnyoneUp.com, his new site—HunterMoore.tv—is sure to be just as bad, if not worse, as Moore has promised that the new site will not only include non-consensual pornography, but home addresses and mapping features as well. And he claims he’s well within his legal rights to do so because it’s all user-submitted content. AWESOME SAUCE.
California State Senator Anthony Cannella introduced legislation last week that would make it illegal to distribute sexually explicit images or videos without the subject's consent. It's already facing an uphill battle with the ACLU and EFF, who are worried about the legislation infringing upon first amendment rights. Similarly legislation was also recently debated in Florida, but failed to make it into law.
5) Security cameras f*cking everywhere! There’s the commonly known statistic that the average person is caught on surveillance cameras 200 times a day. That kind of freaks me out more than the NSA seeing how often I avoid my mother’s phone calls in a given week. There have been lots of "Big Brother" references over the NSA surveillance news, but ultimately, YOU ARE BEING WATCHED. ALL. THE. TIME. Google was pretty quick to put the kibosh on Google Glass apps that utilize face recognition technology, so that puts a slightly positive spin on things, but it seems like a pretty inevitable progression. It's only a matter of time... Here’s a delightful little nugget of info you probably didn’t want: only 13 states have made it illegal to install surveillance cameras in “private” areas, like fitting rooms, hotels, bathrooms, and locker rooms. That includes Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Michigan, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Utah. Think about that.
l marketing investments like banner ads or perhaps data base sourced email blasts -- or we should have. Usually, the conclusion is that it is more cost effective to grow our own leads to develop the top of the mind awareness and control associated with driving traffic to our own website and/or dealership vs. diluting the contact to a communal site that might be "sharing" the customer that our inventory attracted with no direct recognition of our unique people, facility and/or services.
In both types of leads we have had to rely on the information included in the comment section provided by the lead provider or our own lead forms which are often limited to general customer contact information, the vehicle information requested and of the course the dreaded -- How Much? One side effect of these somewhat anemic leads is that a salesperson often flips through the daily leads to focus on the ones that have the most information in the comments section which leaves some of the opportunities on the table for hours -- if not days; until now that is!
I am proud to announce that one of my favorite vendor clients of Ad Agency Online, ronsmap, is ready to start providing you and yours with HyperLeads that leverage the data (3.4M units in ronsmap to date) to enhance the existing leads for our channel partners and their dealer clients -- and of course our friends on ADM! It is important that we don't over complicate this product so here are two very simple methods to help you understand it::
1) ronsmap is proud to introduce their new "HyperLeads."
How many more internet leads would you be able to convert if you had real-time-market-analytics and a social media profile of your customer in the comments section of all of your internet leads!
Now, imagine a lead in your CRM tool with this information:
Date and Time: 2010-05-05 23:05:SSFirst Name: AngelaLast Name: MillsEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgStreet Address:Postal Code: 28110Daytime Phone Number: (704) 291-0839 New/Used: UsedInterested Year: 2006Interested Make: ToyotaInterested Model: CorollaInterested Trim: 4dr Sedan CE (M5)Purchase Time Frame: A WeekPreferred Contact: E-Mail Anytime
Market Dynamics in 10 Miles: 6 Similar/ Avg price: $10,451 w/51,421 miles | Low: $8,894 w/34,690 miles | High: $11,911 w/62,729 miles
Market Dynamics in 25 Miles: 13 Similar/ Avg price: $10,428 w/51,421 miles | Low: $8,894 w/34,690 miles | High: $11,911 w/72,490 miles
Market Dynamics in 50 Miles: 15 Similar/ Avg price: $10,461 w53,195 miles | Low: $8,894 w/32,849 miles | High: $11,911 w/72,490 miles
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To convert your leads to "HyperLeads" for $1.00 per lead --(ADM INTRODUCTORY PRICE REDUCTION TO $.50 per lead) simply reply to this post and I will reply with instructions to add the market analytics effective immediately!
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I am available at your convenience to coordinate a conference call with the ronsmap team to expand on the shared opportunity presented by their new HyperLeads so please reply to this post or reach out so we can set it up.
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ined, motivated sales team who have a positive attitude, it doesn't matter how much money a car dealership spends on advertising or how good their business development center is at bringing prospects through the door. The customer experience when they arrive will be lacking. Lack of product knowledge, combined with a lack of sales training from management, seasoned veterans and experienced trainers leads to inferior results and people turning over.
By the way - Claude, the Sales Manager, who Tom Stuker ripped into for not training his salespeople, was actually my GSM at the first dealership I worked at, 13 years ago. We had an EXTENSIVE new hire sales training program at the time, in which Claude participated, but ownership had been instrumental in ensuring that it happened.
It wasn't so long ago that salespeople couldn't work with a customer by themselves for at least 4 weeks - until they PROVED they could be a professional, but that practice is now long gone. For those who weren't around the business then or forgot, here's how it worked:
During the first 4 weeks, new salesperson hires would make a minimal salary - like $300 per week or less. They also had to sign an agreement stating that if they don't complete the class, they need to compensate the dealership back for the wasted time the dealership invested in training them. I only saw 2 people have to give money back to the dealership in the year plus I was working there.
New hires would spend their first 2 weeks in classroom training, learning about the psychology of car sales, the steps to the sale that need to be followed, proper prospecting and follow-up phone techniques, how to properly present a vehicle during a walkaround, how to set up for accessory and warranty sales and much more. Each manager at the dealership had to take an hour out of their already busy day EVERY DAY to train the new salespeople on technique, attitude and how to properly complete the paperwork necessary to sell a car. We're talking about "up" sheets, credit apps, we-owes, buyer's orders, odometer statements and more.
In addition, each of those new hires had to perform a walkaround on one model every day for the management and sales team. The team building that would occur during this time was instrumental to the dealership's success, and the product knowledge acquired was crucial to looking, acting and SOUNDING professional.
After the 2 weeks, each new hire would then shadow a veteran salesperson for another 2 weeks, so they could witness firsthand how the entire sales process is completed and learn from the veteran. Only then, and after passing each model's walkaround test, were they trusted enough to work with customers by themselves. Wouldn't customers have better shopping experiences if they were working with trained, professional salespeople? Of course they would.
Who knows of any dealerships that still run like this? Why don't more do that? I will address that in my next post. Thanks for reading. Please share this article with your friends!
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Adam Ross is the Managing Director of Infinite Prospects, Inc. Adam is a seasoned veteran of the car sales industry who has more than 12 years of Automotive Internet Sales experience on both the dealer and vendor side, and educates car dealerships on maximizing sales and fostering relationships through technology. Adam has thousands of connections in the automotive industry. From lead generation websites, to implementing best practices for following up with prospects and closing appointments that lead to sales, Adam is the person you want to lead you through the technology landscape. He'll help you select the best sales technology for your car dealership, get your team running at top efficiency using the tools necessary for success, and maximize the capabilities of the solutions you already have in place. Contact Infinite Prospects at (201) 448-7253 to speak with Adam.
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ation to your Twitter life? How do you rise above the confusion, cut through the complexity, and become a superstar on Twitter?
You learn these 15 Twitter hacks.
Once you pick up on these power user features, you’ll become a Twitter ninja in no time.
1. Create a follow list.
Want to turn your Twitter feed into a streamlined and swift way of accessing only the information you want? This hack is for you.
Create a follow list.
According to Twitter, “A list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Viewing a list timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the users on that list.”
Click on your profile → “More” → “Lists.” Or, just type in “g” and “l.” Then click “Create new list.”
Type in a name for your list and a brief description. Set the privacy settings, save the list, and you’re done.
To survey your newly-minted list feed, go to your profile page and click on “Lists.”
Add Twitter users to your list by clicking on the gear icon next to the Follow button on any user’s account. You don’t have to be following the user to add them to a list.
Choose “Add or remove from lists…” and check the list you want. Done!
2. Find out what lists you’re on
To gauge your popularity level, you can find out what public lists you’ve been added to. From your lists page, click on “Member of.”
Knowing what lists you’re on gives you an idea of how you’re perceived on Twitter. Are you in a lot of “SEO” lists or “digital marketer” lists?
3. Use hashtags
The more you use hashtags, the more engagement you’ll get on your tweets. Tweets with hashtags are proven to double engagement rate, grow more followers, improve reputation, and gain information.
Check out my infographic on the power of hashtags.
4. Tweet between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST, Monday through Thursday
The best tweet times are on weekdays between 9am and 3pm EST. Forget Friday.
5. Use search operators
Twitter’s search bar looks humble and unassuming, yet it possesses an incredible amount of power. You can unleash this power using Search Operators.
6. Use Advanced Search
Twitter’s advanced search is just that — advanced. With the exabytes of information being churned out by tweeters every day, there is a ton of great information available for the searching.
Advanced Search is the way to find it.
If you’re not yet adept at using the amazing buffet of search operators, you can use advanced search to stitch together a precise and targeted search.
Here are some of the features of Advanced Search:
Search based on a set of given words
Search for an exact phrase
Search for any of several given words
Search for something that contains none of the given words
Search based on any of Twitter’s dozens of supported languages
Search for people from certain accounts
Search for people tweeting to certain accounts
Search for people mentioning certain accounts
Search for tweets sent near a specified location
Search for tweets occurring within a certain date frame
Search for positive tweets
Search for negative tweets
Search for questioning tweets – ?
Search for retweets
Search for any combination of all those things
I think you’ll agree that’s quite the level of complexity. Let your ninja searches begin.
7. See what has access
As you integrate your Twitter life with all the other aspects of your online life, there may be tons of apps that have access to your account.
Now and then, it helps to check out what applications are accessing your Twitter account. From your profile settings, go to “Apps.”
You may want to clean some stuff up by clicking “revoke access.”
8. Put hashtags in your bio
If you put hashtags in your bio, people will be able to find you better when they perform searches.
9. Eliminate emails
Don’t like getting tons of emails from Twitter? Turn them all off with a single click.
Go to your profile, then email notifications. Look for the “turn off” button at the top.
10. Be a Twitter texter
You love Twitter. You’ll love texting using Twitter. Just go to your mobile tab, and turn on Twitter text messaging.
11. Tell Twitter to get some sleep
If you are an inveterate tweeter and losing precious shut-eye because of your addiction, it’s time to impose some limits.
Click on “mobile.” Assuming you’ve added your phone, select the times that you ought to be sleeping, and keep twitter shushed up through the night.
12. Catalog your life’s tweet record
Are you into personal improvement, life tracking, and writing your own bio?
Twitter has a hack for that. Click the gear icon, then “Settings.” Go to the bottom and click “Request your archive.” You’ll get an email when it’s ready.
13. Subscribe to public lists
To join someone else’s public list, go to their profile and click “lists.” Choose what list of theirs you’d like to subscribe to, and click “Subscribe.” Joining lists does two sweet things:
Gives you awesome theme-specific feed information
Gets you exposure, especially if you’re wanting more visibility by the radar of list owners and participants.
Hint: You can follow a user’s public list without even following that user.
14. Train your #discover
The Twitter algorithm is sick. If you haven’t tried out #Discover, you need to do it now.
Clicking #Discover gives you an algorithmically-curated list of tweets that you should see, but that don’t appear in your ordinary feed. Based on follows, mentions, interactions, favorites, and retweets, #Discover gives you a list of the best of Twitter at that very moment.
It’s almost like it reads your mind.
15. Use Twitter keyboard shortcuts, ninja style
Type ? in Twitter, and view all the most important keyboard shortcuts. Here’s what you’ll see.
G stands for go. Most keyboard shortcuts use “g” plus another key. Here’s your comprehensive list of Twitter keyboard shortcuts:
Go home – gh
n – new tweet
f – favorite
r – reply
t – rewteet
m – direct message
u – mute user
b – block user
enter – open tweet details
| – close all open tweets
/ – search
CMD + enter = send tweet
j – go to next tweet
escape – close out a compose window or help window
k – go to previous tweet
space – page down (browser default)
shift + space – page up (browser default)
. – load new tweets
g then n – notifications
g then a – activity
g then r – mentions
g then d – discover
g then p – profile
g then f – favorites
g then l – lists
g then m – messages
g then s – settings
g then u – go to user…
Learning Twitter is like anything else in life. The more you use it, and the more you learn, the better you’ll get. These hacks will help get you there faster.
What other expert Twitter tips can you share?
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o The Alpha Dawg... GET THIS Yesterday I had a customer call in and ask why when she found a vehicle online on Cars.com and went to the Finance tab and filled out the credit application she was immediately sent an email telling her to please contact the preferred ROADLOANS/Cars.com dealership in her area and proceeded to give her all the contact information for a dealership a few miles away. She then called Roadloans to ask about the mix up and they told her to just go to the preferred dealer anyway and they would be able to help her find a similar car. When she explained to them that she wanted OUR car, she was told that she would need to call and have us sign up with Roadloans in order to purchase the car... So basically if I'm getting this correctly, We are paying thousands of dollars a month to advertise on Cars.com. They have partnered with Roadloans to provide credit approval on Cars.com and Roadloans is then reselling those leads to other dealerships... That's what the dealer tells me... anyone have a similar situation?
The following are a few of the many responses that Jim Ziegler received... This could also be titled "Day 1 Diary of a Public Relations Disaster":
James A. Ziegler Is Cars.com double-crossing dealers through their finance affiliation?
January 31 at 6:36am
James A. Ziegler Okay, I want to hear from all of you on this one.. what is happening here? Time for the entire tribe to check in on this now.
Michael Anthony Brett Trekell Checking on it right now. Call your local cars.com representative. Cars.com is a Gannet company and they have a lot of companies in that group.
Allen Geissler I'm curious ..ill fill out an online app when I get to work.
Robert Stewart I am sure everyone would like to know what really happens. So lets try it out I own a few dealerships in Columbus ohio and my cars are listed with cars.com and we are not signed up with road loans. http://www.stewartautogroup.com/ the first customer with sub prime credit that comes into the dealership we will try it out.
Bob Scheetz I've dealt with this before. Customer on my lot had picked a car and then went online to find a loan. Roadloans approved her and tried to send her to a dealership 20 miles away. They do have a policy of only sending customers to their approved dealers, but if they are re-directing customers from cars.com, then dealers who pay for these leads and advertising are essentially giving up their business to others.
Shane Seys Is it any different than the Credit Bureaus selling leads to dealerships? We pay a fee to pull a bureau then they immediately sell that lead to another dealership. Yet we are required by law to pull that bureau so in turn we have to do business with them.
Robert Stewart This makes me sick! We are the only reason these companies are in business. We stopped all of our ads with car-fax now no one even asks for one we sold over 100 used this month and only one customer asked after you take down all the car-fax advertising around the dealership its done.
James A. Ziegler Wow This is a heated issue... my phones and private messages and emails are going nuts. You guys are really onto this subject.
Gary S. Hart Sounds like a class action lawsuit in the making. Are you also buying leads from Cars.com? Has anyone read the TOA for advertisers? I wonder if they've attempted to cover their tails.
My suggestion, even they you did not ask. Have someone go through the same process on Cars.com and take screen shot. This will prove the theory and can also be used as evidence.
James A. Ziegler Amazing! I know a lot of dealers were pissed off at AutoTrader for various things BUT this is the first time Cars.com has came up on my radar screen. I've been aware of multiple sales of the same leads but this issue today is way over the top. I hope all of you will test it with the same circumstances and get back with me concerning Cars.com paying customers allegedly having leads diverted to Roadloans preferred dealers. This could become a major AlphaDawg Blog like the TrueCar blogs last year. Okay Tribe, get on the case!
David Vatland Cars.com and autotrader all use roadloans. If you are not a roadloans dealer then you cannot process any paperwork the customer has. I just went thru it. We signed up as road loans dealer so leads would not be sent to other dealers.
Megan S Barto Autotrader's credit apps come directly to me - I then log into autotrader's backed using 2 separate passwords & pull the credit apps.
Kevin Mullins I've heard nothing like this before but have a call into my cars rep right now....I am skeptical of the claim because it would be a pretty open and shut law suit for the dealers...in my opinion..
James A. Ziegler I don't know Kevin that's why I am listening and not commenting too much. BUT, I have to tell you I'm hearing some similar stories this morning. That's why I asked the question. The letter at the top is exactly the way it came to me.
Kevin Mullins Thanks for bringing this issue to the forefront....
Kevin Mullins I just went to one of our car on cars.com and clicked on a sponsored link and this is what it took me too...https://www.roadloans.com/apply?p=cars&LoanType=used&campaignname=VDP_Calc&ad=Bad&medium=Sponsor
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James A. Ziegler Okay Kevin, if you went to Roadloans off the link on one of your cars on Cars.com, would Roadloans refer your customer to another dealer to find a similar car? I seem to think they may if you're not signed with them?????
Kevin Mullins I would think so too
James A. Ziegler Okay, we all know what needs to happen next. Start tweeting and blogging to all your car peeps and call somebody too. Direct everyone to this discussion on this page, its public and anyone can post here. Let's blow it up now!
Matthew Heath You're welcome James A. Ziegler. Didn't think it was going to blow up like this. Wow.
James A. Ziegler Everybody hit the "SHARE" button on this thread and put it on your own page.
Roe Roe I have done both Auto Trader and Cars Applications online and with autotrader, I have not recieved any sponsoring dealerships or phone calls from other dealerships HOWEVER with the cars application, it routed me to a dealership 65 miles away and I already recieved a phone call from that dealership itself. I am still awaiting for a response from my rep and his supervisor. next up will be a call to our legal team.
Matthew Heath I've been on the phone with a Cars.com rep this morning. They're are telling me that this rolled out over the summer and was "such a small part" of what they bring to the table that they didn't bother dealers with it. I was also told that for $300 a month I could purchase their secure credit application that would take it's place...
Chris Spensley I have this discussion in different ways with dealers every day- 3rd party leads being sourced through your dealership effort and then resold back to you. This is even worse and a real "hand in the cookie jar" moment!
Robert Stewart I just had a meeting with my staff and they found out this was going on two weeks ago they said a customer of ours was upset about it and complained. Our managers confronted cars.com and they said they are working on fixing the problem. Still not fixed.
James A. Ziegler Thanks, we'll get it fixed quicker I promise you
James A. Ziegler How many of you are getting phone calls and messages from Cars.com about this Facebook discussion????
James A. Ziegler Wonder if I'm still going to be invited to their party at the NADA Convention?
Robert Stewart You sure will get invited but when you arrive you will find out that you have been sent to the dealers united party.
James A. Ziegler Robert what is disconcerting to me is that, from what you told me three posts ago, they are aware of this happening and haven't fixed it... if they actually intend to fix it, or could it possibly be a play to force you to roadloans? I don't know but we're talking about an alleged technology company that can't fix their technology?
Robert Stewart They fixed the problem at one of our two locations. So the location that complained got the problem fixed and the other location the leads still goes to road loans.
James A. Ziegler My phones , emails, tweet messages and Private messages are on overload... this is going viral! Of course Robert, this leads one to ask how many of their customers don't know this is happening to them? (if it is that is) AND the larger question is, what makes us thinks it's accidental if they were able to turn off the complaining dealer? Does this mean they only stop when caught ? I'm asking the questions, I think every dealer should spot check your own Cars.com paid entries to see if you get rerouted by roadloans.
Brian Davis Folks - I'm a good friend of Matthew Heath and his former cars.com rep. I can assure you the social pitchfork riot that some folks are interested in starting will do nothing to help you sell more cars today. Our marketing, partnership, and solutions folks will be happy to address to the world with the reasoning and value behind what is being questioned here in terms of Roadloans and Cars.com. My colleague Alex Vetter might be able to help us get the info moving more quickly.
Thanks for your business and your patience everyone!
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