Sunday Rant – 4119


Joe’s Comment – I just finished a 2,379 km. trip towing a trailer loaded with a vehicle for ¾ of the distance.  I drove inter-provincially on the highways and in big city traffic of Edmonton and Calgary.  A few thoughts on the driving experience…..
I think that a person should not be issued a driving license until they have a one week ride along with a professional truck driver in a big rig.  Having done that long haul thing in a heavy truck I have witnessed some of the most pathetic excuse for driving there is to see.  I’ve also been driving for 56 years.
The above cartoon might not be a fact (a training video) but all in all the sentiment rings true.  You might have your own ranking for matching terrible drivers to vehicle brands, but you must admit the BMW crowd occupies a front row seat.
I don’t usually criticize the behavior of others: self deprecation is a more acceptable method of communicating certain sentiments.
However, in this instance, I approve of this cartoon.


Prager U
This short video addresses the problem small business owners have with excessive or unnecessary regulations, or discrepancies between competing government regulatory bodies.
The life of a small business owner is no easy path.
In the U.S. over 60 million jobs are with small businesses.
Simple logic would dictate that fewer, necessary regulations pinpointing health and safety, combined with existing criminal and civil laws of conduct would suffice.
This alone would make it possible to re-invest the monies saved not dancing to frivolous and arcane regulatory tunes.
9 out of 10 small businesses would have an improved chance at surviving the competitive landscape if it were so.
Unfortunately, logic cannot compete with government bureaucratic bloat; the innate survival reflex of every government entity.
It goes like this: once the bureaucracy is spawned it re-focuses within one budget cycle on survival; the job it was created to address becomes secondary.  There is safety in larger budgets with more employees.  A fact of government bureaucracies AND large private business too.
Take the time to watch and listen while Joseph Semprevivo, CEO and owner of Joseph’s Lite Cookies, explains how government regulation hinders his business objective – to make cookies:


Blue Collar Logic
One of this week’s offerings from Dave Morrison:

Another from Mr. Morrison commenting on President Trump’s decision to remove troops from Syria this week:


Candace Owens

This Candace show is a lovely exchange between Dan Crenshaw (Republican – Texas) an ex-Navy Seal and Candace, about the culture, the tensions, and the goals of modern conservatism:


Joe’s Garage
F68 One Ton
Last year Joe and I traveled with Bob G. to Chauvin AB to visit Joanne, Daryn, Nathan, and Greg on their farm.  Beside a social visit, Joe and I made the trip to trailer home an M155 Mercury 3 ton truck Joe and I bought from Daryn’s dad Melvin.  You can see some pictures in previous Sunday Rant episodes: Sunday Rant – 3118, Sunday Rant – 3018.
While en-route from the farm to Vernon with the Mercury last year, we stopped at Provost AB to fuel.  As we fueled and checked the load, a young man (younger than our 69 years) approached us and struck up a conversation.  Neil D. owns a farm close to Provost and told us that he had a similar looking old truck abandoned on his farm, and were we interested?
Long and short, Neil parted company with the truck.
Daryn was kind enough to haul it back to his farm in Chauvin until we could retrieve it.
On Thursday this week Joe and I set out to meet this new (to us) truck we had never seen in person.
Our route was Vernon to Edson AB to deliver a Ford Escape for Lyle P., then on to Edmonton AB to overnight.  On Friday, drive to Chauvin, visit with Joanne and the boys (Daryn was busy with harvest trucking – late this year due to weather), load the truck, then on to Calgary to overnight with Bob G.   Finally, on to Vernon on Saturday.
We are pleased to report that schedule and route and timing plan worked flawlessly.
Other than getting confused in Calgary as night descended.  We confused Crowchild Trail in our mind with Stoney Trail.  We couldn’t find Bob’s house off Stoney Trail for the simple reason it isn’t.  Joe says he didn’t do it, it was me.
My only excuse is I was tired.
Here’s a picture of the truck, trailer, and Ford F68 (one ton) in our yard in Vernon BC late Saturday afternoon –
In the above photo you can see (barely) the 1950 M155 Mercury to the right of the shop in the background behind the 1949 Ford F47 (blue).  Another picture of the new member in our old timers club, still on the trailer –

Our first impression was WTF did Joe do now?
Another old Ford that has been used and abused and abandoned to a rusty death on a farm in the cold dark frozen Canadian north.
Joe said right!  It is our duty.  Anything else is unimaginable.  And unthinkable.
F.Y.I. – Joe wants to collect one of every Ford ever built.
Good luck on that one Joe.
Since getting home, we have had a chance to look over the old girl.
She is a gem.
This girl is an F68 – a one ton truck.
With a bonus!  There are two knobs on the dash left of the steering wheel.  That is an indication of extras such as throttle control and/or power take-off –
Looking over the vehicle, we got a pleasant surprise – a period correct Anthony hydraulic lift is on the chassis.
This old one ton truck was equipped with a power take-off transmission and a hydraulic lift box.
The wooden box on the chassis is on the hydraulic lift frame.
In the back of the box you can see a Ford steel box.
We are assuming this is the original box that came with the truck.
Under the hood the original flathead V8 is there, as is the transmission-
We are both, Joe and I, leaning toward this particular truck as our “project de jour”.  A number of reasons sway our favor to this truck:
1.  the wheels are 8 lug on a 6.5 inch bolt circle – that is the same on Ford up to 1998 – so replacing the split rim wheels on the truck will be cheap – we already have a selection of viable wheel/tire combinations.
2.  we have a mid ’60s dually axle that will fit which is also 8 lug on a 6.5 inch bolt center.
3.  the Anthony Motor Truck Bodies Hydraulic Hoists is a period piece of hardware – we are excited about the prospect of re-building the system.
4.  we have spare parts for engine and cab assemblies which will allow us to build a stock truck with minimal expenditure.
5.  parts not on hand are available from numerous vendors who service the vintage/classic vehicle market.
6.  a one-ton truck with a tilt box will be a useful addition for finishing our backyard landscaping.

Joe is already wheeling this truck around town in his head.  I bring to his attention the other 30 or so “projects” in the yard in various stages of completion.
Joe says don’t be such a party-pooper.

Many thanks to Joanne, Daryn, Melvin, Bob and Barb for your consideration, help, and hospitality.  And a big hug to the boys Nathan and Greg.
It was a fun trip with no complications, break-downs, or bad weather.
Northern Alberta is beautiful in autumn when the leaves are turning and the ground is still visible.  And Melvin has many more treasures in the long grass –
We’re already planning our next trip, next year.

Data Wienie Data
Joe does the mechanic work.
I do the planning and calculating and analyzing.
We share the driving responsibilities.
Our vehicle for towing is a 2006 F350 e/w 6.0L diesel (studded, deleted, blue spring kit, Mishimoto coolant filter, deep trans. pan kit).  Nora is her name.
This trip took us from Vernon to Edson via Kamloops, the Yellowhead Highway, and Jasper.  Beautiful mountains, gorgeous valley terrain.  From Edson to Edmonton and an overnight at the Best Western Cedar Park.  Edmonton to Chauvin on Friday, then on to Calgary.  Saturday was home again home again jiggity-jig via the Trans-Canada Highway to Sicamous then Highway 97 South to Vernon.
Here’s the data:
Total trip distance – 2,379 km. (1,478.24 mi.)
Total fuel used – 476.82L (104.89 Imp gal., 125.96 US gal.)
Average fuel mileage – 4.99 km/L (14.09 mpg Imp, 11.73 mpg US)
Total fuel cost – $588.30 CDN ($445.88 USD)
Total weights –
Vernon to Edson (2008 Ford Escape on trailer) = 7,000 kg. (15,432.36 lb.)
Edson to Chauvin (empty trailer) = 5,450 kg. (12,015.19 lb.)
Chauvin to Vernon (1950 Ford F68 on trailer) = 7,880 kg. (17,372.43 lb.)
The best mileage was (of course) with an unloaded trailer = 6.30 km/L (17.80 mpg Imp., 14.82 mpg US) and worst with the heaviest load on the trailer.
The trailer weighs 1,505 kg. (3,318 lb.)
The F350 with full fuel, driver, and e/w 5th wheel hitch and some cargo weighs 3,945 kg. (8,697 lb.)
The 2004 Ford Escape weighed 1,550 kg. (3,417 lb.)
The 1950 Ford F68 weighed 2,430 kg. (5,357 lb.)
Joe gets antsy with all the math and data.
I like it because I can deduce loaded average cost per mile.  In this particular case it was $0.3979 per mile or $0.2473 per kilometer.  A good number to know.

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Joe’s Comment – An interesting cartoon.  A metaphor for my situation nearing the middle of October.
For me a mix of the concept of free will and the old adage “what could possibly go wrong?”.  I have never performed up to my own standards in a passive rôle.  What if ants don’t like cake?  The active voice is mine.
Chercher les fourmes!


Escaping North Korea
Joe and I got a tear in our eye with this child’s story.
The knowledge that to be caught would mean the Nork equivalent of a gulag (or worse?) was not a consideration.
This young woman explains she wasn’t brave: she was jumping to escape a “burning building”.
If you don’t know what freedom is, how can you know you want it?
Somehow a yearning begins.
If you are taught and told your leader is a doG, and you are nothing, how do you discover the value of the individual?
Somewhen an idea is absorbed or born again.
Yeonmi Park tells her story:


Climate Sanity
Joe and I are fans of Freeman Dyson.
A brilliant man who is NOT a PHD from an elite institution.
Not to say he is not at an elite institution – he has made his home and his career at Princeton University.
He is not a PHD because he was working beyond PHD level before he got to Princeton.
His area of expertise is physics and mathematics.
He also knows a lot of climate science, because he IS A PHYSICIST.
The following is a discussion from 2015 between Freeman Dyson and Stuart McNish of the Institute For Advanced Studies.
Freeman makes plain what others obfuscate: the climate is a non-linear chaotic system that cannot be modeled, and in any case, carbon dioxide does NOT control temperature.
Indeed, his summation is that an increase of CO2 is, generally, a good thing:

A second video from Tony Heller (aka Steve Goddard), exposing the manipulated data published by the IPCC to support their intended mandate.
If you DuckDuckGo or Google Tony Heller you get a cornucopia of articles defaming him with ad hominem attacks, irrational hysteria, but not too much analysis of the data as he presents his case.
Joe says that is an indication he might be speaking some kind of truth…..
As Disraeli was credited with saying, “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics”:


Jericho Green
Joe and I are quite OK with Mr. Green’s loud, boisterous, profane and totally on point pontification regarding the Culture.
Another example of his laughing exposé of progressive wackjobbery:


Good Old Days
Joe and I enjoyed our childhood.
The choices and complications of our youth were few and simple compared to today’s degree of infinite granularity facing the young citizen.
Our house didn’t have a television until we were in grade school.
Before that time, we had to visit a neighbor to see our heroes on the newfangled mystery technology: TV; Superman, The Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Mickey Mouse Club House, and all the programing our parents watched that we snuck out to see after bedtime.
When we did get “the lobotomizer” in our house (a tiny black and white RCA), a chapter titled “music appreciation” was opened in our head.
Until then, music was heard.  Few in our family sang (my mother and her sisters amazed me with their harmony and enthusiasm), no one danced, and no one of my acquaintance (family or otherwise) played a musical instrument.
Joe and I had no idea how skilled and accomplished musicians could be.
While surfing through the ‘net today we stumbled on a Lawrence Welk show excerpt featuring lots of grinning, accordion music, and a very lively and pretty woman (Cissy) dancing with our host.  Memories of youthful TV watching flooded our consciousness.
Them was the days!
Joe isn’t sure if this is an example of flirting or dancing or fabricated jollity.  I think Cissy can see Myron coming a mile away (see below).
Looking at the still of the video, Lawrence’s grin makes Joe wonder what kind of parsnips he is eating:

Joe thought it would be wonderful to dance with Cissy too.
Then we stumbled into an old Victor Borge “concert” from way back when.  Our family didn’t have the $$$ or the wherewithal to attend concerts or symphonies or headline events.
When Joe and I first saw Mr. Borge on TV, making light of the compositions and performers who occupy the pinnacle of musical achievement we were mesmerized.
How could someone with so much talent goof off and get paid for doing so?
Joe, in those early formative years, was intrigued.  And saw a glimmer of his own future – gear head court jester would be part of the job description:

It was just as curious and interesting as big time wrestling….. a topic for another rant.


Blue Collar Logic
Once again the experience and common sense perspective of Dave Morrison lays out the origin of certain cultural stereotypes and the attendant cultural artifacts.
Having established the foundation of his argument, he proceeds to completely trash the progressive well-meaning siren call of equity and the leftist desire for homogeneity:

Jason Siler adds his perspective on the Democrat delusional focus to change history – erasing the FACT that Donald J. Trump won the election in 2016:


Joe’s Garage
Joe and I have been tinkering with engines since we were a teenager.
This of course does NOT imply any sort of quality, durability, or performance.
We have had modest successes and a few abject failures.
All in all, we’ve come a long way in our understanding, troubleshooting, and wrenching ability.
As life-long enthusiasts, we try to keep up with advances in materials, parts, and processes/procedures.
Then we see a YoubeTube video like the following from PowerNation, building a Windsor block (5.0L) with off-the-shelf parts and a prepped block from Summit Racing.  For you gear heads reading this in Canada, Summit has announced free shipping to Canada on orders over $299.00!  (That would be US Dollars).
$$$ aside, what a sweet and effortless and reliable build, using name brand parts and well established guidelines.
What was once “race car” level of horsepower per cubic inch is easily attained without witchcraft or human sacrifice or million dollar investment.
By the end of this build and test, over 500 horsepower is produced on 91 octane pump gas with a 347 stroker crank.
When the 5.0L engine with sequential fuel injection was introduced in the mid ’80s Mustang it had a modest 225 horsepower and was considered a fast car.
My oh my how a deliberate test and develop program makes things better:

The second episode of this engine build changes cam, headers, carb, and the result is truly phenomenal for an “of the shelf” build.
Joe smiles out loud.
If we had the $$$ we could do this too!

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Joe’s Comment  – It is inevitable when you have 37 people in your head, only two of which you let out to play.  Life is grand.
And complicated.


Chief Rainbow Socks Redeux
He’s too ignorant to have red face (as in embarrassment).
Whatever you think about Stefan Molyneux (Joe and I think well of him) there is no arguing his research is thorough and his research department is damn good at researching.
After you watch the following video of Mr. Molyneux documenting the creation, the rise, and the turtle-on-a-post blunders of (who Joe and I dis-affectionately often refer to as) “Little Gay”, you may just feel a tiny tug of pity in yer heart.
Joe and I don’t.
Get the poor privileged trust fund S.O.B. off the Federal political stage.
He’s a rarity: dangerous because he has ample hubris, his face a store front for an egocentric not-so-high IQ, and has his hands on the controls of a country where the power of the PM (within the country) exceeds the power of the POTUS (within his country).
Stefan Molyneux with “The Sad Crazy Story of Justin Trudeau’s Blackface”:

Don’t believe Joe and I (and the rest of us)?
Want proof?
Other than where in the Hell have you been for the past interminable time (aka the Trudeau Tyranny), take a gander at this lengthy list of gaffs, blunders, crimes, stupidities, and head shakers committed by Little Gay (aka Chief Rainbow Socks) and his cohort.
The following “list of shame” came via my sister-in-law Lynne.
All oh! so politically correctly interpreted by the paid-off press –
> Your minister of finance engaged in insider trading – should be a 10 year sentence.
> You blew the Asia Pacific deal.
> You blew the helicopter deal with the Philippines.
> You blew the pipeline deal (he’s now trying to save himself from it).
> You blew the deal with China.
> You blew the deal with Europe.
> You invited “irregular” immigration and the taxpayer foots the enormous bill for it.
> You alienated the United States – our largest trading partner.
> At the G7 you pledged $400 million to Education around the world along with another $180 million to the Global Partnership for Education in Europe. None of it is going to fix our messed up school systems here at home. Meanwhile education costs are skyrocketing for our youth making university a mountain too high for many to climb.
> You pledged $241 million to Family Planning around the world including a $20 million donation to the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation (because they have integrity!). This all happened while you told vets that they were asking too much.
> You pledged $2.65 billion to climate change at the Commonwealth Leaders Summit and now you’re trying to bully the provinces into new taxes to pay for this pledge.
> You pledged $300 million to the Rohingya Refugee crisis while we have a refugee crisis of our own flooding into Quebec that you won’t address.
> You pledged $125 million to Caribbean Reconstruction while our own infrastructure in cities is falling apart.
> You pledged $650 million to Sexual and Reproductive health in Haiti and around the globe wanting safer abortions for woman while many women in our own country are left without a family doctor.
> You pledged $50 million to Palestine for flood relief when NB had some of the worst flooding in decades this past spring.
> You pledged $840 million to Syria for Humanitarian Assistance when half the native reserves in our country don’t have clean drinking water.
> You gave $10.5 million to a convicted…CONVICTED terrorist in a backroom deal that has lead to another $30.8 million paid out for three others who say they were wrongfully detained.
> You spent $4.5 billion on a 65 year old pipeline, and now the courts have ruled it shut down. Now it’s back on (at a delay cost of $250 million) – good investment for Canada you said? (And KM uses that money to build a pipeline in Texas)
> You pressured Jody Wilson Raybould repeatedly & INAPPROPRIATELY with several different high ranking officials to offer SNC Lavalin a DPA instead of prosecution for repeated & sustained corruption AFTER the former AG had determined they were ineligible for such a deal. You lied about the above having ever taken place.
> You replaced Canada’s old F-18s with Australia’s old F-18s.
> Your bizarre love of all things Castro. Is he your real Father like rumours predict?
> You imposed tough regulations and taxes on oil from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland but not oil from Saudi Arabia.
> Every new project has to undergo strict environmental assessments…except cement plants in Quebec. That enormous plant in Quebec was allowed to be built on decades old emissions standards!
> You said that a proposed pipeline must consider “the intersection of sex and gender with other identity factors” (what does that even mean???)
> You think older Canadians should be replaced. How is that moral?
> You chase foreign companies (and their investment capital) out of the country like they have the plague.
> You chased our WW1 soldiers out of our national anthem… lest we forget.
> You continuously use identity politics…then complain about identity politics.
> You forgot Alberta was a province.
> You called small business owners “tax cheats”.
> People voice concern over money spent on illegal immigration and you call them intolerant racists.
> We have an equalization program, but you give half of it to one province, Quebec of course.
> You spent $8 million on a skating rink (vanity project) when Canada’s largest skating rink is 500 meters away.
> You added tens of billions added to the national debt while lying to Canada’s face about it.
> You groped a woman and when caught – laughed about it (MacLean’s interview) and said she experienced it differently.
> You elbowed a female MP while dragging another MP by the arm in a petulant huff.
> You renamed Fishermen to “Fisher-folk”
> Peoplekind? (international embarrassment)
> You got India to invest $250 million in Canada but we have to invest $750 million in India first.
> You compared returning ISIS terrorists to Italian immigrants and said they will be an extraordinary powerful voice for Canada.
> You let terrorists keep their Canadian citizenship.
> You spent $212,234 on artwork for the cover of the 2017 budget report.
> You think Canada is 100 years old instead of 150.
> You spent upwards to $348,000 on food and alcohol in five flights on our government’s plane. On your G20 trip to Argentina, you spent $103,000 on food and alcohol alone. How is that even possible?
> You gave Canadian taxpayers’ money to Hamas.
> You voice outrage over fake racist attacks and say nothing about real terrorist attacks.
> You took 10 vacations in a single year. Who does this??
> You spent a little over $1.5 million on the trip to India that did nothing but worsen ties. Plus paid over $17,000 to bring an Indian chef to India to cook Indian cuisine. And to top it off, invited a convicted attempted assassin to diner and posed for pics with him.
> And you’re the only PM convicted of ethics violations. (multiple times in fact)
> You allegedly destroyed the career of one of Canada’s honest military leaders to cover up possible massive corruption in ship building contracts.
> You invited Joshua Boyle, an alleged perpetrator of sexual assault and unlawful confinement for a photoshoot in the Office of The Prime Minister.
> You threaten to sue the leader of the opposition then chicken out when you realized that your alleged crimes will be exposed in court.
> You offer over $600 million dollars in subsidies to failing mainstream media outlets if they can prove to be trustworthy. You put a union who vows to destroy your opposition in charge of selecting these new “trusted” sources to receive funding. You could school the Russians in election interference.
> You pay off your friends to engage in election ads for you and get Elections Canada to pay for it.
> $200 million to Loblaws for new refrigerators.
> You made public statements of deep admiration for Chinese communism.
> You wore preposterous, inappropriate costumes during a state visit to India, paid for by Canadians.
> What moral, functioning Canadian human could possible justify voting for you?
The general answer is NO ONE, EVER!!!
Our answer is Joe and I are trying hard to be virtuous and informed.
We are now well armed with data, too.


Blue Collar Logic
Joe and I continue to appreciate the well grounded and sensible comments on “the culture” from Jason Siler and Dave Morrison, co-founders of Blue Collar Logic.
They will be a frequent inclusion in our Sunday Rant.
Here’s Dave Morrison with his definition and perspective on “Word Traps”:

And here is Jason Siler offering some advice to the progressive’s latest shame(r), Greta Thunberg:

Joe and I are with Jason: this child’s parents should be charged with child abuse.


Prager U
An exposé of Federal Dietary Guidelines.
This information has been disseminated via this Sunday Rant in previous iterations, by others – scientists, enthusiasts, medical experts.
Cardiologist Dr. Bret Scher explains what the hay is going on:

Joe and I agree wholeheartedly with Dr. Scher’s conclusion: take control of your health and find out what diet works best for YOU.
In Joe and my case, for US.
Let there be dragons!
Roasted on a spit over a roaring flame.


Jericho Green
This week (on Tuesday, September 24th) Donald Trump addressed the United Nations.  Joe and I (and all our other us’s) paid rapt attention.  You can watch it here.  We loved the message(s).
I’m sure Jericho will have something to say later today (Tuesday) or tomorrow.
On Monday, the UN had a “Climate Summit”.
Joe and I are with Jericho Green’s analysis about climate and the pushers of that false narrative (human causation):


Joe’s Garage
Boston Dynamics
Over 5 years ago we posted a link to a video of a Boston Dynamics military robot with 4 legs that was designed as a pack “mule” for support of ground troops.  It was called LS3:

The machine was noisy (used a gasoline engine for power), clumsy, slow.  It also scared the hell out of Joe and I.  This is NOT an innocent “what will they think of next?” kind of development.
Zoom forward a few more years and you get Atlas:

The damn thing is more agile than most humans.
We hope and pray that this is funded by the American military.
Any other country and we would make doo-doo in our panties.

Terrace/Kitimat Saga
Joe and I are a little late for mid-life crisis.
The siren call (or should it be Siren call?) of adventure caused us to break the bonds holding us in Vernon.
On September 26th we left the Okanagan for Terrace, B.C.
Call it a late-life crisis.
Here’s where Joe and I were on Thursday morning, somewhere on the Mabel Lake Road 30 km. east of Enderby, BC –
A nice spot, 10 acres owned by my friend Lorilee T., the instigator of the Kitimat Expedition.  Another picture showing the ingenious load management skills of moi –
The fifth wheel trailer is financing the fuel bill for the trip – Lorilee sold it to a fellow adventurer in Terrace.
Ava, the RV, is a hot rod.  She sports an 8.3L Cummins engine (originally a 5.9L Cummins that shit the bed) and an Alison MD3060 World Transmission.  She also has a stout receiver for towing.  How handy!
A slight detour to OK Tire in Enderby to get pumped up (thanks Arnie), and it’s off and driving for Kamloops.  We stopped at the Kamloops truck stop for a quick assessment of load security, peeing, and procurement of snacks.
Then it was on to Prince George for the first day’s terminus.  In the morning, it was still not sunny weather – I didn’t bother with a picture of cold, cloudy, rainy.
Friday evening saw us in Terrace, BC.  Late afternoon, about 5:30 p.m., we checked in to the Braun Island RV Park.
First, Joe untrailered the Escape.
Second, park the trailer, then Ava, the Rockwood motor home, was parked beside, in slot 42.
Third the 5th wheel mobile trailer was parked in slot 40, and the F350 in front of the motor home.  This is what it looked like –

Next two days we cruised around, re-provisioned, and visited Kitimat.  Lorilee’s ultimate work destination (she is a heavy equipment operator).  The LNG pipeline, smelter expansion, and mega project projections project out 10 years.
More next week.
Joe and I might even have a surprise or two to reveal.
For the record, we have had two days of sunny skies in a row.
Don’t know if that is a record in Terrace.
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