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June 30, 2009

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 9:48 pm

THREE PEOPLE WERE WORKING IN ALBANY TODAY!…and all of them were meeting with Omnibus Consortium members….

The three working public servants were:

Bob Megna, Director of the Budget for the Gov.

Valerie Grey, First Dep. Sec’y.

Eric Eichenlaub, Counsel to the Gov.

Good people=good meeting…

They were obviously smart, willing, sincere, and trying hard to enlist our support for the Gov.’s entire agenda which has items we consider unnecessary baggage preventing prop. tax relief from saving people’s homes quickly.

We-of course-are smart, willing, sincere, and trying hard to enlist the Gov.’s support for Prop. tax relief and reform….free and clear of divisive issues like caps and mandates and spending controls (worthy as some of them may be)that slow down the help people need immediately to stay in their family homes.

First you send the buses and helicopters to rescue the people stranded on their roofs escaping the flood waters; then you discuss insurance for low lying homes.

If you’re following the narrative, you know we were supposed to meet with Larry Schwartz, the Gov.’s chief advisor today, Tues. June 30 .

Due to the fact that everyone is currently trying to make the State Senators sit down and stop wandering around the capitol waiting for a lady in leather with a whip and chains to call them to order, Larry missed the meeting.

I am assuming he was with his boss, Gov. Paterson, rounding up the stray Senate livestock and trying to herd them into their pen…the Senate chamber.

The people are losing patience with all these free range creatures and we hope (really it was rumored) the Comptroller is considering rationing their feed…..he can do that you know.

However the other Gov.’s advisors –named above and   scheduled to meet with us- were present and ready to talk business.

It would be a more cathartic story if I disliked them intensely -as I have disliked some soulless Albany apparatchiks who will remain nameless –unless they get in the way of tax reform…AGAIN!

BUT, I really rather liked these public servants -and enjoyed the exchange. I even got the sense they’d rather be on the side of the angels-us- than fronting the idea there wasn’t any money in the budget for the circuit breaker.

That’s a very weak position given that Albany has had twenty years or so to find the money-and a lot of the legislators (et al) who can’t find the money have been up there almost that entire time.

Remember the rules from yesterday and you’ll know what relief looks like….THE Omnibus CIRCUIT BREAKER…

We sang the whole “advocate aria” :

I’m really at the end of my patience with explaining for six years to assorted politicians what the word ‘emergency’ means……  AGAIN!

 

Opening lyrics as usual- in abbreviated form…

They: Money??

We:   Find it!

They: Cap??

We: Circuit breaker!

They: Spending cuts??

We: Emergency circuit breaker first!!

After the pas de nine, we got down to a real discussion….

The reason I liked these folks is that they didn’t pull out any silly objections to circuit breakers or deny the crisis in prop. taxes.

Circuit breakers are universally acknowledged to be the best form of relief.

The problem with the gov.’s approach is the insistence on bundling immediately needed circuit breaker relief with controversial or complicated attempts to cut spending long term. That means NOTHING gets out of the pipeline to help middle class families who need emergency prop. tax relief…yesterday.

Foreclosures are up everywhere….Jobs are lost every day ….real estate values are dropping precipitously and people can’t sell their homes even if they want to….disaster ……despair…..loss of hope….and, of course, absolutely no respect for the politicians  in Albany

who do nothing to meet the pressing human emergency while pursuing institutional ends.

“The state cannot afford …The state needs….The state has many claims on IT’S money”…

……is a feeble excuse for delaying property tax relief when compared to:

“The people need…the people cannot afford confiscatory property taxes…the people have many other claims on THEIR money like food, clothing and shelter…

 

 We must convince Governor Paterson that even legitimate demands on the state coffers (taxpayer money) defy comparison with unrelieved property taxes that are  so unfair, so exorbitant and so out-of control that the bulk of the middle class is unprotected from eventual homelessness.

As Robert McKeon (TREND)has said: our state income taxes already have a circuit breaker….a percent that you know your taxes will not exceed.

There is no comparable mechanism at present to prevent property taxes from consuming 100% of a person’s income.

That’s why we need a circuit breaker for property taxes….before we sit down calmly and consider how to streamline spending by various public entities.

The good part of the meeting is that the three Representatives of the Governor listened; had obviously given the circuit breaker a lot of time and thought; appeared to understand the pain caused by property taxes; were willing to talk for a very long time; conveyed a willingness to learn and be convinced; sincerely shared their needs in shaping relief; were able advocates for the Governor; were not robotic in their responses; and displayed civility and a desire to continue the exchange of ideas and information.

There wasn’t any bad part.

 

June 29, 2009

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 4:32 pm

 

 

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING ME ABOUT THE LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE MOST  DYSFUNCTIONAL STATE CAPITAL IN THE USA—AND THAT INCLUDES S.C. MAYBE THEY SHOULD ALL GO TO ARGENTINA AND GIVE US A BREAK….

ANYWAY FOLKS AREN’T EASILY FOOLED AND THEY ALWAYS RUN THE LATEST SCAM PAST ME FOR VETTING..HERE’S MY EVALUATION OF THE BIG DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT….

 

HOORAY!!!!!! ALBANY SAYS IT HAS TAKEN YET ANOTHER BIG STEP TOWARDS PROPERTY TAX REFORM!!! YEA!!! SOUND OF BRASS BANDS PLAYING JOHN PHILIP SOUSA!!! FLAGS FLYING!!!!

 

Oh wait…it’s not Sousa, it’s a requiem …and the flags flying are the Jolly Roger…..these guys are trying to lay claim to property tax reform YET again….without doing any relief or reform at all.  Every time they add to the methane in the atmosphere they call it property tax reform.

They have- with great fanfare passed a bill that will allow people to decide to consolidate or dissolve some little political entities…..Gee, how about consolidating state government…or better yet dissolving it.

Then they babble on again about caps and mandate reform and even a circuit breaker -not much stress on circuit breakers because they wouldn’t want to stress real relief and get everybody all excited- but lots of talk about caps that will never be passed and wouldn’t help anyway. (It’s that head gear fixation again).

…and as for mandate reform, the last thing I heard the Assembly debating was adding to business costs by mandating calorie counts on restaurant menus…yeah kids…. People are really clamoring for those…. like they can actually go to a restaurant in this recession…

One of the political guys actually said it was a “holistic” approach….to what fellas??? Nice, new age word, holistic.

Applied as  it was, holistic would mean a TOTAL reform of an entire system. In the case of property tax relief and reform it would properly be applied to a total reform of the property tax system that is embodied in the Omnibus Solution and the bills we support.

Using “holistic” for allowing folks to plan to put some water districts together is quite a ludicrous reach guys.

Okay taxpayer…once again……with feeling!!! THE prop. tax reform TEST!!!!

 The announcement  on June 25th of consolidation and “tax reform” will NOT  lower ONE property tax bill..

 The proposed changes will not cap ONE individual’s property tax bill.

 The proposals will not prevent your property taxes from consuming 100% of your income at some date in the near future.

The BIG DEAL promise of relief will-in fact- not relieve ONE homeowner facing foreclosure.

The loud self-adulation of the pols will not stave off financial ruin from sky high rents -driven in part by property taxes -for ONE person or ONE family.

It will not prevent families from losing their homes.

Nothing in this latest  bogus claim to reform by the pols will change one rotten part of a rotten property tax system…nor fix crazy quilt assessments…nor modify ridiculous attempts at “equalization” of unequal evaluations….nor help  counties stuck with foreclosed properties they can’t sell…nor deal with rolling back crazy tax exempts for anyone claiming a god connection no matter how tenuous…nor will their empty  boasts  reduce what the state spends on its own perks and privileges….nor will their behavior inspire people to give up their little bit of local control and depend on the hugely expensive and inefficient state government to make decisions for them.

It’s a PROPERTY TAXNIGHTMARE my fellow citizens…..

..AND Albany refuses to deal with it except by empty promises and duplicity…how low can they get???

We are not duped Albany…and you can bet we are not amused….HOLISTIC MY …….well you supply the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 27, 2009

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 1:58 pm

AT LEAST ALBANY NO LONGER TRIES TO HIDE OR PAPER OVER ITS CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR…HEY- IF YOU LACK ETHICS, MORALS, AND/OR  GOOD JUDGEMENT- WHY NOT FLAUNT IT-  IS THE NEW ALBANY MOTTO….HOW REFRESHING…

What’s next—legislators tattooing skulls on their butts and mooning us??

 Many  reformers have nostalgia for the days of whores and hiding ill-gotten gains. Sigh!..those were the good old days.

We’ll report from  Albany after Tuesday when members of the Consortium meet with Larry Schwartz, the closest of the Gov.’s advisors. We’ll  advance the novel idea that maybe somebody in Albany should be trying to save homeowners and renters in NYS from homelessness….besides our Consortium that is.

The Omnibus Property Tax Solution  Consortium has the support of every good government group-upstate and downstate.- city  and town… that cares about keeping people housed and solvent and living in NYS.

http://www.omnibuspropertytaxsolution.org/

Be advised that we will also continue to meet with any of the “legislators” who can move this forward. Don’t ask, “How can you be in the same room with some of those creeps?”

It’s easy… keep thinking about those families losing their homes….and  remember… as advocates for real, live people, whose lives are in our hands, we can’t afford delicate sensibilities.

….Especially because the porcine “public servants” at the public trough won’t sacrifice a damn thing for anyone …..

Will report back on Tuesday…..

June 24, 2009

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 2:32 pm

DID YOU READ THE ALBANY BLOG?? WELL DO IT NOW….THEN THERE ARE TWO OTHER THINGS YOU MUST DO:

    Call on whatever gods and goddesses you subscribe to for an active volcano in the clutch of coops that house our chicken legislators.

   ..and then call the following numbers:

Fax the Governor at: 518-474-1513 

Call the Governor to leave a message : 518-474-8390

Call Larry Schwartz to leave a message with his assistant:     518-474-4246

e-mail the message to Larry Schwartz’s via his assistant at: kathleen.whittemore@chamber.state.ny.us

 

I’ll tell you why I’m asking you to contact them ONCE AGAIN….because Gov. Paterson has said he’ll set the agenda for the legislators whom he has ordered to keep working.

He has not included Property tax reform though there are bills in both houses ready to go!!!! S4239/A8702

He has not included the topic that 92% of citizens in a poll said was their priority..Property tax reform.

He has not included the topic that swamped all others in the newly constituted Senate website to get citizen’s ideas…Property tax reform.

We are meeting with Gov. Paterson’s head honcho, Larry Schwartz on Tuesday.

I will be doing anger management training until then.

It’s not effing working!!!!!

Take some of this anger burden from my shoulders.

Call the %^*&#@ numbers.

Fax the servants of the people.

Tell them there are Property Tax Reform Bills A8702/S4239 in both broken down legislative bodies and that people are in danger of losing their homes.

I want to know that when we get to Albany, your anger will have  preceded us.

NOW READ THE ALBANY BLOG AND BE VERY, VERY ANGRY!!

 

June 22, 2009

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 8:41 pm

THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII…OOPS…I MEAN ALBANY…AND WHERE THE HELL IS VESUVIUS WHEN YOU REALLY NEED TO BURY A TOWN IN LAVA and ASH??

The Omnibus Consortium was in Albany today Mon., June 22nd .  John, Ron, Robert, Roberta, Susan ,Melinda, Chas, Sue, and I. This is my report.

The setting is pure DeMille….towering vaulted ceilings, granite walls, exotic woods, gorgeous mosaics, tile floors, gigantic brass lamps…… and totally climate controlled….No it is not Versailles, the palace of the Sun King AKA Louie the XIV…it’s your capitol building, folks!

….And if you think the acts and works of those who people its magnificent halls ( as long as the session lasts and not a moment longer) do credit to the capitol’s hushed majesty, disabuse yourself of that silly notion right now.

Nothing could be more incongruous than the grandeur of the capitol building compared to what goes on inside it.

As our stalwart band of Omnibus Consortium tax reformers went from soaring pillar to opulent post (Have you figured out yet that the place is costing you a bundle?) from press conference with supportive legislators to confrontations with less-than-supportive legislators (okay, only one of those) we gradually had to admit that Property Tax Reform which citizens so desperately need had eluded our grasp…once again!

Seeking to have the Assembly-which was in the last day of its session- quickly (30 years seems to be a sufficient amount of time to study and debate the issue) pass A8702, our Omnibus type circuit breaker and prop. tax reform legislation, we trudged to Albany yet again.

When we left many hours later, the Assembly –which couldn’t find the time to save the homes of thousands who are in danger of tax delinquency foreclosurewas debating at lengththe advisability of mandating that restaurants post the calorie count of the foods they serve!!!!!

Was the reason behind this “important” last day debate that those kicked to the curb by property taxes would not-in addition to their homelessness- have the added burden of unsightly cellulite?

This was a question posed by Zee who had just returned from viewing the spectacle of the Senate Republicans plus 1 “coup” conspirators complaining that the Democratic Senators had turned off the microphones  in the Senate chamber thus making it impossible to hear their drivel.

Speaking of the Senate Democrats…oh hell, why bother.

SO WHAT NOW?? We were closer to enactment of property tax reform than ever….Then the Senate ( If they’re not smoking funny cigarettes, they should start immediately…how else do you explain the noises off stage in that strange mélange of Homo Jerkus and damaged goods???) went on strike ( They are NOT covered by the Taylor Law as are other unions…they still get paid) and forgot they were supposed to pass property tax reform this session.

The Assembly – loathe to miss an opportunity to malinger along with their striking colleagues in the Senate- decided to forget about the people in danger of losing their shelter in this frightful recession….and just planned on hanging around ‘til midnight to look busy and to avoid another trip to Albany in the morning.

Thus ends another (you supply the adjectives)  session in Albany.

BUT WAIT!!! The Governor has threatened to call these guys back into session until they get some work done.

Mentioned in his agenda is property tax reform….DON’T GET ALL GIDDY GUYS!!

If Gov. Paterson is still confusing CAPS with property tax reform, then be aware that even if (when hell freezes over)  both houses-Senate & Assembly- pass CAPS :

  Not one person will be saved from foreclosure….

…….not one person will have his/her taxes reduced…

……no assessment system changes will occur to guarantee that you will not eventually have to pay 100% of your income in prop. taxes…

…..no individual’s prop. taxes will be capped…

…..your income ( or lack of income) still won’t make a damn difference to how high your prop. taxes will go…

…..and the entire chaotic prop. tax system that spawned the horror in the first place will remain intact……in other words CAPS are neither Relief nor Reform.

CAPS are much more likely to be a dangerous fixation on head gear than any kind of property tax reform.

BUT ….your Omnibus Coordinator Ron-never say die- Deutsch has wrung an appointment from Larry Schwartz ,elusive head honcho of our governor (who I know will see reason).

The Omnibus solution is both relief and reform.

….and Ron will plead the case of those New Yorkers who-as difficult as it may be for our legislators to understand – fear loss of their family homes and all their savings a tad more than not having the exact calorie count of the dog food they will be  eating in future.

 

June 21, 2009

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 2:25 pm

It’s  Sunday, June 21th….the boys and girls in the State Senate are still AWOL..still playing “Mine is bigger.” in the Albany sandbox.

The Republicans are not into power sharing.  The Democrats took back one of the two renegade senators who helped cause the problem in the first  place…31-31…..nothing is getting done (that’s even less than usual)..However, both sides made sure they and their aides got paid. The aides should get paid…they’re still working   and didn’t cause the imbroglio.

But the Senators? Not so fast!!

(Except  Senators who have signed on to our Omnibus Consortium Prop. Tax Relief and Reform bill.)

 

Tomorrow the Omnibus Consortium will be in front of the chamber in which the Assembly will meet.

With us will be Assembly and Senate legislators who are supporting our Omnibus Property Tax Relief& Reform Bill.

The people’s work continues in the Assembly.  We will urge the Assembly  to pass A8702. If they are serious -and not just going through the motions  pretending to serve the taxpayers- they will do so..ASAP.

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2009

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 10:57 pm

 

Dear Friends in the Assembly and Senate:

 

Your name is on this Press Conference Invitation because you have signed on to S4239/A8702 ( Krueger/Englebright) to support real Property Tax Reform this session…and because the citizens of NYS  need to see that –by your presence at the conference- you stand shoulder to shoulder with them in your commitment to middle class property tax relief.

 

Please join us –TAXNIGHTMARE.ORG AND OUR DISTINGUISHED PARTNERS IN The Omnibus Consortium for  Property Tax Relief and Reform -for a bi-partisan press conference on property tax relief .

 

Press conference:

 

Monday 6/22: 11:00 A.M.

Entrance to Assembly Chamber- 3rd fl. Capitol

We need Property Tax relief this session!

 

We have bi-partisan support in both the Senate and Assembly (A8702/S4239) to pass a circuit breaker this session to provide relief to people starting in 2010 and to include provisions for long term reform.

 

Contact Ron Deutsch at mkd67@aol.com or at 469-6769 to confirm your attendance.

We would need to know if you are attending by COB Friday 6/19 to include you on press materials.

 

 

 

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June 17, 2009

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 5:34 pm
….from Marc Molinaro about the excellent Assemblyman Steve Englebright’s tax reform and relief bill..A 8702, (as you can tell I like these guys),,,,,,I feel the same Marc..now let’s get out there and fight….
 
 
 
“We have to unshackle our need for education reforms from an ever growing property tax burden. As an advocate for comprehensive tax reform and lasting tax relief, I believe the ‘omnibus property tax relief’ legislation provides us a promising opportunity to provide immediate longterm relief.

For too long we have allowed property taxes to cripple our economy, over burden our families and stifle our education system. I am proud to co-sponsor the bill and will continue to fight for the hardworking, overtaxed citizens and families of the state of New York.”

For your info:
This bill is the “same as” Liz Krueger’s S4239 and similar to the Krueger/Klein compromise bill…but most importantly for me A 8702 and S4239 have the crucial reform component that mandates a commission to plan for the state to pick up the bulk of the tab for education and it’s fair share of medicaid… and revenue sharing with local governments….

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 12:22 pm

NOT    EVEN    REMOTELY    FUNNY   ANY MORE!!!!

It’s Wed., June 17th at 11.41 A.M. Do you know where your delinquent state senators are…..AWOL that’s where..and getting paid for it.

Since the state court judge has refused to intervene in the disgusting mess in the legislature I now have to tell you the sad news that I seriously doubt we will get any property tax relief and reform this session…we were very close for the first time in decades…and someone will be held accountable.

There was a bill in the Assembly and a “same as” bill in the Senate…in fact two (omnibus type) bills in the Senate and a governor who said he would sign Circuit Breaker legislation.

Then outlaws hijacked the property tax express by bringing all business to a halt….and citizens need to scream bloody murder!!

The citizens of Marlboro, some of the  victims of the regressive and criminal property tax scam which is defrauding them of their homes and stability, had a meeting last night which four Taxnightmare/Omnibus Consortium members attended…Bru, Tara, Chas. And I.

The meeting was presided over by Rich Gerentine..Omnibus Consortium /Ulster legislator.

Citizens Pascale and Demarco (they have honorifics but the most important is “tax reformer”) spoke of the broken assessment and “equalization” con that they felt was putting them at a disadvantage in the crazy Newburgh/Marlboro school funding mess.

Needless to say Newburgh citizens in attendance also complained about extortionate property taxes.

Hey guys, there is no shortage of victims of this regressive tax.

Thanks to Gerentine, Demarco, and Pascale taxpayers got to voice opinions. So did I and I’m afraid I was overly optimistic telling the crowd we were close to relief and reform legislation.

This morning I find the Senate is still unable to conduct business and the people can jolly well go to hell as far as the senators are concerned….and that Albany probably won’t bother to do anything about property taxes ruining the state.

These turkeys are still collecting salaries…from our sweat and tears.

Maybe the taxpayers from Marlboro will learn a thing or two about how to throw a spanner in the system from these Albany masters of deceit and egomania…and use it to good effect when next they are expected to pay up their property taxes and shut up about it…..

I don’t think we’ll continue this farce Albany.

The Assembly should move ahead with the Omnibus /Englebright Bill A8702 which now has Bacalles, Barclay, Bradley,Brennan, Burling, Calhgoun, Crouch, Duprey, Bagryzak, Giglio, Jaffee, McEneny, Perry, Rabbit, Raia, Sweeney, Walker, Weisenberg, Colton, Jacobs,John, Magee, Miller, Schroeder signed on … in addition to early supporters Cahill, Gunther, Galef, Gordon, Rosenthal, Skartados…..if I left someone off please excuse my error. It is due to fury and rage at the callous mob in the State Senate….email me shebar4@AOL.com or info@taxnightmare.org if you are signed on officially to S8702 and not listed here.

…and don’t think you can take this opportunity Mr. and Ms. Assemblyperson  to do nothing and blame the Senate. Pass the circuit breaker relief and reform bill…or be held equally accountable.

 

Filed under: Updates — gioia @ 1:17 am

 MORE NIGHTMARES FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT “GEORGE”

 

 

  WHILE OUR NEW YORK STATE REPRESENTATIVES ARE STILL PLAYING  “MUSICAL CHAIRS”,   “HIDE AND SEEK”   AND “POWER CHESS”,  OUR NEIGHBORS ARE NOT CONSIDERING THE GAME OF  “HOME  JEOPARDY” TO BE  ANY FUN AT ALL !

  MORE NIGHTMARES …BY  GEORGE

FROM SKANEATELES:

  COUPLE CONTEMPLATING SEPARATION AFTER 36 YEARS OF MARRIAGE JUST BECAUSE OF OF TAX SITUATION.  WIFE WANTS TO STAY IN NEW YORK, HUSBAND WILL NOT CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THIS CORRUPT AND BROKEN SYSTEM.

  THEY BELIEVE THAT THE BIGGEST EXPORT THAT NEW YORK HAS IS EDUCATION………….WE GIVE OUR KIDS THE BEST, AND THEN THEY LEAVE FOR BRIGHTER FUTURES ELSEWHERE…..

  THIS IS SO, SO TRUE…………..

 

FROM SOMEWHERE IN NEW YORK:

  “A REBATE IS RIDICULOUS !  IF YOU DO NOT PAY ANY SCHOOL TAX. THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY REBATE !  THIS IS A TAX RELIEF PROGRAM, NOT A GIVE AWAY.  THIS ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR ABSURB SCHOOL BUDGETS, SINCE THEY DO NOT PAY ANY SCHOOL TAX,    WHICH PLACES AN ADDITIONAL BURDEN ON THOSE OF US WHO ARE PAYING TAXES.”

 

FROM PHILLIP:

  PHILLIP IS 93 YEARS YOUNG AND FEELS THAT NEW YORK IS A DYING STATE, HE SAYS IT IS FAST BECOMING IMPOSSIBLE TO LIVE HERE.

    OUR FOREFATHERS FOUGHT THE KING OF ENGLAND BECAUSE THEY WERE BEING TAXED WITHOUT BEING REPRESENTED, PHILIP FEELS THAT OUR REPRESNTATIVES ARE NOT SEEING THE PROBLEMS THAT THE PEOPLE ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH.

  HE CALLS FOR THEM TO “SAVE OUR STATE !”

 

 

FROM OUT OF STATE:

  CHARLES WAS BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED, (SIENA COLLEGE) IN NEW YORK.   HE IS NOW NEARING RETIREMENT AND WOULD LOVE TO RETURN.    HOWEVER, AFTER HAVING TO SELL A FAMILY INCOME PROPERTY  BECAUSE OF HIGH TAXES HE KNOWS THAT HE CANNOT AFFORD TO RETURN UNLESS A CIRCUIT BREAKER IS ENACTED ALONG WITH  STATE SCHOOL FUNDING.    THEN, AND ONLY THEN WILL HE AGAIN COME HOME TO NEW YORK.

 

   

FROM PIERMONT:

  LADY IS FIGHTING TO STAY IN HER HOME BUT NEEDS RELIEF FROM THE OUTRAGEOUS PROPERTY TAXES.

 SHE ASKS THAT ALL OUR LEGISLATORS PUT THEIR SUPPORT BEHIND THE CIRCUIT BREAKER (A8702 & S4239) THIS SESSION !

  YES, THIS IS A MUST DO………..

 

 

 

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