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UNITED VAN LINES 2012 MIGRATION STUDY REVEALS NORTHEASTERN U.S. EXODUS
United Van Lines ^ | 01/05/2013

Posted on 01/05/2013 9:32:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind

ST. LOUIS- The Northeast region leads the United States in outbound migration, according to the results of United Van Lines’ 36th annual “migration” study, which tracks which states the company’s customers move to and from during the course of the year. Washington, D.C., continues to lead the nation in inbound moves based on the study findings released today, which analyzed moves from the full year 2012.

“As the nation’s largest household goods mover, United’s data is an accurate reflection of the overall U.S. moving trends,” explained Carl Walter, vice president of United Van Lines. “Tracking the number of inbound and outbound domestic moves helps provide insight into overall migration trends.”

United has tracked migration patterns annually on a state-by-state basis since 1977. For 2012, the study is based on all household moves handled by United within the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C. United classifies states as “high inbound” if 55 percent or more of the moves are going into a state and “high outbound” if 55 percent or more moves were coming out of a state or “balanced” if the difference of inbound and outbound is negligible.

MOVING IN

The top-five inbound states of 2012 were:

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Oregon
  3. Nevada
  4. North Carolina
  5. South Carolina

This is the fifth consecutive year the District of Columbia (64 percent) was the top moving destination in the United States.

The Western United States is also represented on the high-inbound list with Oregon (61 percent) and Nevada (58 percent) both making the list. Oregon is number two for inbound migration for the third year in a row. Nevada returned to the high inbound traffic for the second consecutive year.

The Carolinas each made the top five with North Carolina at 56 percent and South Carolina at 55 percent inbound moves.

“The United Van Lines Annual Migration study shows the movement of people from frost belt to more sun belt states in the South and West,” said Michael Stoll, economist, professor and chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. “While big states such as California, Texas and Florida have more total moves than other states because of their sheer size, other high inbound states such as Washington, D.C., Oregon and the Carolinas may be attractive places to move because of their lower housing costs, more temperate climate, diversified and growing economies, as well as maturing manufacturing bases and high technology clusters.”

MOVING OUT

The top-five outbound states for 2012 were:

  1. New Jersey
  2. Illinois
  3. West Virginia
  4. New York
  5. New Mexico

New Jersey (62 percent) displaced the outbound leader from last year, Illinois (60 percent) reclaiming the top spot for high-outbound migration that it held in 2010.

The Northeast is the most well-represented region on the high-outbound traffic list. In addition to New Jersey, New York (58 percent), Maine (56 percent) and Connecticut (56 percent) are also included.

Michigan (58 percent) and Wisconsin (55 percent) along with Illinois represented the Great Lakes region. Michigan fell to the No. 6 from the No. 4 spot it held in 2011. Previously, it had claimed the top outbound spot every year from 2006-2009.

Kentucky (55 percent) joined West Virginia (58 percent) as the only Southern states to appear on the high outbound list. New Mexico (58 percent) was the only Western state to appear on the list.

BALANCED

Several states gained approximately the same number of residents as those that left. Those states include Louisiana, Iowa, Indiana, North Dakota, New Hampshire and Maryland.


About United Van Lines
United Van Lines is America’s #1 Mover®. In cooperation with its sister company United Containers, United Van Lines is able to offer a full range of moving solutions from do-it-yourself to full-service. With headquarters in suburban St. Louis, United Van Lines maintains a network of 400 affiliated agencies. For more information about United Van Lines visit UnitedVanLines.com.




TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: exodus; migration; northeast; statemigration; top10

1 posted on 01/05/2013 9:32:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Not California for outbound? Not Texas for inbound? Something not reliable about this data. At least I hope so. I don’t want these Yankees bringing their stupid socialism to my state...


2 posted on 01/05/2013 9:38:26 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind
Michael Stoll, economist, professor and chair of the Department of Public Policy at UCLA says "[the inbound states] may be attractive places to move because of their lower housing costs, more temperate climate, diversified and growing economies, as well as maturing manufacturing bases and high technology clusters.”

LOL. Professor, you have overlooked what is obviously the key factor -- competent governance, sane fiscal policy, and low taxes. Either you are a complete dolt educated beyond your intelligence or you are a die-hard lefty who refuses to face simple, irrefutable facts. People and capital gravitate toward states and nations with good governance and low taxes. The outlier on the destination "states" is Washington DC where fedgov is adding 100 parasites per day to its payroll. Without fedgov and air conditioning, Washington DC is a miserable place to live and work. To call Washington DC a "growing economy" is an insult to all working Americans who believe in limited government.

3 posted on 01/05/2013 9:41:33 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Mamzelle

Looks like blue states on the move-out...I suggest Hawaii for their new destination.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 9:43:36 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: SeekAndFind

A year, 18 months, and I’m leaving this Mass. for NC or SC. Perhaps Fla (sister nd her family moving there in a few more moths). If my brother and family hadn’t been so ill, I never would have returned from Va.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 9:46:20 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Mamzelle

The new taxes in CA need time to kick in.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 9:50:11 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind
I travel the highways of the Midwest, Ohio to Colorado, North Dakota to Louisiana, extensively.

I can say without qualification that I have never, in my remembered life, seen as many U-Hauls on the road as in the last two years.

I'm not sure where they are all going, but there are a lot of people going somewhere with all their wordly goods packed up.

7 posted on 01/05/2013 9:51:14 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: All

This data is really only for families. How many young, single folks use a moving truck when they change locations.

I thought the US database from driver license changes would be a better source -

http://www.duprescott.com/productsservices/articleinfo.cfm?ArticleId=587

Of course those who use a moving truck are probably also taxpayers as opposed to tax consumers...


8 posted on 01/05/2013 9:54:21 AM PST by az_gila
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To: SeekAndFind

I would have bet $10 that Texas was in the “inbound states” column; glad I didn’t. Still surprises me. Yet, I know several couples moving from PA, to NH, despite the liberal hellhole it’s become.


9 posted on 01/05/2013 9:58:26 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Mamzelle
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Did you mean "damned New York - New Joisey - Bronx Yankees" ?

I hope so ...

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10 posted on 01/05/2013 10:21:21 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Mamzelle

Illegals moving in to fill the voids.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 10:24:54 AM PST by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: az_gila

That is a great data source, but too bad it is only for Washington state. It would be nice to have the same data for all 57 states.

U-Haul publishes its own index of in- and out-migration. It would be interesting to see the three sources blended as they cover different cohorts. Moving vans are probably used most often by professional people whose move is paid for by their company. U-Haul trailers and trucks are probably used more by younger people without a house full of furniture who are moving without the benefit of a company paying for the move or maybe by lower-income people and families. Driver Licenses no doubt overlap with both.

BTW, I use the Tableau Software at work to perform analyses (same tool used on the web page you provided). It is an outstanding analytical tool.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 10:25:53 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SeekAndFind

DC being the #1 inbound destination — and has been so throughout the obamite reign — is incredibly unhealthy . . . in fact, it may be fatal.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 10:28:56 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SeekAndFind

Must be part of a grand plan by the Mule Party to infiltrate and take-over Red States through stealth migration, thereby developing a permanent electoral majority.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 10:33:36 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

RE: Must be part of a grand plan by the Mule Party to infiltrate and take-over Red States through stealth migration, thereby developing a permanent electoral majority.

Considering that 3 of the 5 TOP inbound states are BLUE STATES (DC, Oregon, Nevada ), I fail to see that grand plan.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 10:36:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
DC grows in direct proportion to the number of NEW government suckholes getting jobs...
16 posted on 01/05/2013 10:37:11 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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17 posted on 01/05/2013 10:45:36 AM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should put GUN FREE ZONE on their property and persons.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The United Van Lines users are more likely to be wealthier than the general population as well as taxpayers, so this result is important. The upper Midwestern states need to reduce state income taxes to stem the tide of out-migration. States in the NE and IL are TF squared; they are in the death spiral.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 10:45:52 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; an EMP confined to DC would be much appreciated)
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To: theDentist
In this corner of Connecticut I see a lot of people moving South to Florida and the Carolina's. I also see more people committing suicide then ever before. Today I read the obituary of the third friend in his middle 40’s to take himself out over the last month. It's a shame to see good people become so overwhelmed.
19 posted on 01/05/2013 11:04:26 AM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Mamzelle

Don’t you suppose the Oregon and Nevada reflect in-bounds from neighboring CA?


20 posted on 01/05/2013 11:08:22 AM PST by yoe
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To: theDentist

I am going to Alabama or Mississippi


21 posted on 01/05/2013 11:17:42 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

Play around with this interactive map of people moving, it show exodus from liberal areas to conservative areas mostly:

http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/04/migration-moving-wealthy-interactive-counties-map.html


22 posted on 01/05/2013 11:59:20 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

i was groan before i found out damnyankee was two words.


23 posted on 01/05/2013 12:09:48 PM PST by old gringo
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To: SeekAndFind

Illinois doesn’t surprise me at all...Wisconsin sort of does.


24 posted on 01/05/2013 12:17:08 PM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: grumpygresh

When my wife’s company moved us to Houston from Mobile Al, IIRC, they paid over $17K to the moving van co, and that was with us doing the boxing and prep work. And they don’t carry plants in conatainers, paint, HazMat, welding bottles, lawn equipment had to have drained gas tanks, no LP gas tanks or gasoline cans.


25 posted on 01/05/2013 12:30:02 PM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: Just another Joe
I can say without qualification that I have never, in my remembered life, seen as many U-Hauls on the road as in the last two years.

I'm not sure where they are all going, but there are a lot of people going somewhere with all their wordly goods packed up.

  

The Westward Migration

It's happened before, it'll happen again...

Regards,
GtG

26 posted on 01/05/2013 1:44:07 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

A fuller database from the Census folks here -

http://www.census.gov/hhes/migration/data/acs/state-to-state.html

Harder to sort out the big picture though...


27 posted on 01/05/2013 2:28:54 PM PST by az_gila
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

I’ve been thinking lately about the Okies moving out of the dust bowl heading ANYWHERE else.


28 posted on 01/05/2013 3:31:48 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: rightly_dividing

Thanks for the map...truly interesting!


29 posted on 01/05/2013 3:34:58 PM PST by yoe
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To: SeekAndFind
Bad news! Recieving all these marxist-supporting immigrants from the NE simply dilutes and, eventually, dooms the red state to becoming a mirror image of the originatng blue state.

One solution is to require passports from all marxist states...and never issue any. Sort of like MD does with the concealed-carry license...

OTOH, encourage all private enterprise with no ties to dear leader to emigrate into the red states.

30 posted on 01/05/2013 4:32:02 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

And the sad part about the Northeasterners moving into North and South Carolina is that they start trying to change the states into the liberal hell-holes they moved to escape!


31 posted on 01/05/2013 5:09:23 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

It’ happened all over the west...Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, and Colorado. They are trying to get footholds in AZ and ID now, too.

Rugged individual Westerners with frontier and pioneer spirit would never have gone that way without in-migration from liberal cesspools.


32 posted on 01/05/2013 7:58:58 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SuziQ

Not all NE’ers are liberal. There are quite a few conservatives here, and they might be your new neighbors, so take heart.


33 posted on 01/05/2013 8:33:46 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: SuperLuminal; All
Recieving all these marxist-supporting immigrants from the
NE simply dilutes and, eventually, dooms the red state to
becoming a mirror image of the originatng blue state.

Yep! The process started long ago.

Invasion of the Conservative Snatchers


34 posted on 01/05/2013 11:05:36 PM PST by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: SuziQ; Amberdawn; Black Agnes; SC Swamp Fox; upchuck; visualops; TheStickman; 4everontheRight; ...
And the sad part about the Northeasterners moving into North and South Carolina is that they start trying to change the states into the liberal hell-holes they moved to escape!

I really fear this could happen, too. My husband and I are hoping (within the next few years if possible) to get the heck out of The People's Socialist Republik of Connecticut. So far South Carolina is #1 on our list.

Last time we were there, we met a LOT of people who had recently re-located there from the north, particularly from Ohio. Made me a bit uneasy... I just hope they're conservatives (I couldn't tell).

That's all we would need... to spend a ton of $$$ re-locating to a Red State, only to find out it has turned into a Blue or Purple State. :-(

35 posted on 01/06/2013 10:40:34 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: rightly_dividing

Interesting map... thank you!


36 posted on 01/06/2013 10:45:52 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: nutmeg
You're welcome, but actually I first saw that on FR(where else?) a year ago or more, but didn't save it. The real credit goes to some other FReeper, whom I can't remember, for first finding it. I was fortunate to find it again by searching for it the other day.

But you are right, it is very interesting to play with.

37 posted on 01/07/2013 6:10:54 AM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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To: Amberdawn

Oh, I do know quite a few conservatives, but sadly, we don’t have much political sway in the Commonwealth.


38 posted on 01/07/2013 6:15:03 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

I hear you. :(


39 posted on 01/07/2013 7:43:14 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: nutmeg
"That's all we would need... to spend a ton of $$$ re-locating to a Red State, only to find out it has turned into a Blue or Purple State."

IMO, South Carolina will be deep purple like North Carolina within eight years. The generations that built South Carolina's conservative reputation are dying off. Immigrants from other states and nations bring their political views. SC's economy statewide is poor(we are basically Mexico to BMW, Michelin,and Boeing). The state GOP talks the conservative talk but are nothing more than tax and spend despots. Add in huge unfunded state/local governmental pensions and looming unfunded Federal mandates, no wonder that South Carolina is listed among the fiscal death spiral states in Forbes magazine. This of course will lead to more Federal dependency and constituents of the Progressives. Not to say that SC has not had a great run however. Mississippi or Alabama look like the states that will stay Red the longest.

40 posted on 01/08/2013 8:03:56 AM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: buckalfa
Mississippi or Alabama look like the states that will stay Red the longest.

That's what hubby and I are counting on! We hope to move back home to MS, from MA in the next year or two. We've been away since hubby graduated from college in 1976, and we moved for grad school, then jobs in several cities 'up North'. We've visited each year, but are looking forward to living in a sane place, heading into our retirement years.

41 posted on 01/08/2013 8:16:57 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: nutmeg

“particularly from Ohio”

Hilton Head is Ohio south and many don’t seem to realize that they are part of the problem.


42 posted on 01/09/2013 6:34:00 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: A Strict Constructionist
Hilton Head is Ohio south and many don’t seem to realize that they are part of the problem.

Yikes... the HH / Bluffton area is one that my husband and I have in mind to move to (within a couple of years hopefully). No firms plans yet, but it's high on our list.

PLEASE don't tell me this area is turning blue... :-(

43 posted on 01/09/2013 9:30:27 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: buckalfa
IMO, South Carolina will be deep purple like North Carolina within eight years.

Very depressing... I hope you are wrong! ;-)

Thanks for your input. I trust your comments, as you are a resident of the State of South Carolina.

SC still sounds a LOT better than The People's Socialist Republik of Connecticut. Some of my favorite Congressmen are Rep. Trey Gowdy, new Senator Tim Scott and Rep. Joe Wilson. And of course I've always been a huge Sen. Jim DeMint fan. I like Gov. Nikki Haley, from what I've heard about her... although it made me a bit queasy to see her so chummy with Mitt Romney.

The Congress critters from CT are among the absolute worst - and most far left - in the country. They are truly disgusting, corrupt people. Plus CT is a gay state (per one judge's opinion, so he simply "updated" CT's Constitution), every major city in CT is an illegal alien sanctuary city, and CT is a huge pro-union and high-tax state. People are leaving in droves, except retired pension-rich 50+-year-olds who used to work for the State or had a Federal job. I could go on and on...

44 posted on 01/09/2013 9:47:29 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: nutmeg
Compared to New England, South Carolina is still a conservative haven, and yes, despite Lindsey Graham and Clyburn, the state has a solid conservative team in DC. The majority in the state still solidly cling to their Bible and guns. Yet, like the rest of the country, the takers are gaining on the makers and progressive thought is being taught in schools and is being imported by many folks moving to the state. Demographic shifts, a corrupt GOP controlled state government, and an overall poor economy will tell the tale.The opportunity is there for Democrats to win elections in the future.
45 posted on 01/09/2013 7:18:30 PM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: nutmeg

“PLEASE don’t tell me this area is turning blue... :-(”

Welllll, they already have to plant two trees to replace one cut. They want plants that the deer won’t eat, because you shouldn’t shoot Bambi and deer are standing beside the roads during rush hour traffic. This is just a start but there is some hope many seem to hate the greens and Obama. I sure you won’t like this but I would like to see a tax to enter and balance the housing cost discrepancy for over paid Yankees working for Unions, if you live above the MD line. Yankees are driving SC residents out because of the difference in housing cost and demand for services.


46 posted on 01/11/2013 3:12:53 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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