Press Releases

Mohawk Workers Join 9 Other Civil Society Groups United in Solidarity to Protect Brant County From Farmland Grab by Developers, Land-bankers and Offshore Investors, and Delivered Public Messages Today in Brantford 

***For Immediate Release*** September 15, 2012

From: Barry Pridham, Minister, Sydenham St. United Church, BrantfordTutela Heights Phelps Road Residents AssociationBrant Green PartyNational Farmers Union (Brant, Hamilton, Halton Local), Mohawk WorkersSustainable BrantZero Waste Brant Preserving Agricultural Lands SocietyLangford Conservancy and St. George Citizens Association
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We support the preservation of rural heritage and prime farmland throughout Brant County.

We call upon our elected officials to work with citizens to:

• Encourage, foster and support the preservation of food lands,

• Create and develop zero waste initiatives for Brant County,

• develop public transit between and within cities and towns rather than another highway,

• create a joint vision of a primarily agricultural community which respects the boundaries of ecologically sustainable and fiscally responsible growth in our more urban communities with our own resources, protects foodland throughout Brant County, and causes no harm to the environment or any resident within the County.

We do not support:

• the paving over of foodland,

• the creation and/or expansion of gravel pits,

• rendering plants in residential areas, especially when they are near ecologically sensitive areas such as open streams that give access to the aquifer.

• the proposed Hwy. 424 or Niagara Greater Toronto Area (NGTA) highways or the expansion of Hwy 407 to our region,

• another interchange along Hwy 403 in the Langford area,

• the incineration of municipal waste (waste to energy),

• the type of residential housing development planned by companies such as Walton for areas like Tutela Heights and other areas throughout the county,

• the creation of an industrial corridor along Highway 2/53 between Ancaster and Brantford, or

• the allowing offshore investors with no accountability to dictate the future community.

We call upon Brant County Council to do whatever is necessary to:

• preserve foodland throughout Brant County for generations to come,

• immediately implement a moratorium on pending and future applications for rezoning of foodland to aggregate, agricultural-industrial or industrial,

• preserve and protect our wells and municipal water supply,

• work with citizens to extend the Provincial Greenbelt to protect the foodlands of Brant County to ensure food sovereignty and food security, and

• stop the race to the bottom – stop the plunder of Brant County.

We call upon Brant County Council to:

• work with the Province of Ontario to create aggregate recycling initiatives including aggressive recycled content requirements and environmentally friendly recycling techniques. The current system for gravel pit applications places an unfair burden on the taxpayers of Brant County and must be addressed prior to any further aggregate operations being implemented or expanded.

• Request a study of the cumulative affects of aggregate operations on the environment.

• Protect our water. The Source Water Protection Plan is “ineffective” in the words of the committee who made it due to restrictions placed on them by the provincial government. We ask our Council to fight for the lifting of these restrictions.

• vigorously promote a “zero waste” policy for Brant County to reduce the amount of waste being generated, rather than opening new landfill sites or expanding existing ones,

• recognize the vital role of the “natural capital” in Brant County and ecosystem goods and services that it provides,

• treasure and protect the historic buildings of our farming and rural communities.

We echo the call of First Nations communities to preserve, protect and honor the rich resources of Brant County as a rural and farming area.

We question the objectivity of the Walton Langford visioning session. It does not represent a true opportunity for residents of the County to formulate their visions for 3,000 acres of Farmland between Ancaster and Brant due to

• a narrow selection of participants,

• the setting of rules by Walton, and then the breaking of these rules by its agent (e.g. filming),

• the “missing voices” of neighbours who will live adjacent to or who will be surrounded by development, some of whom were turned away at the visioning session, and

• the setting of the agenda and facilitation of the visioning sessions by the developer’s agents. Why were some residents outside of the study area given hand delivered invitations to the visioning session, while other residents inside of the study area (e.g. Blossom Avenue) were not?

We question the timing of Brant County’s visioning sessions which

• take place immediately after Walton’s visioning sessions,

• do not have public meetings in core communities such as Burford and St. George, and

• which limit participation to a hand selected group of participants for a final private visioning meeting before the plan is presented to council.

We request that the Province

• recognize “leapfrog development” pressure in Brant County , by excluding it from the Ontario Greenbelt,

• follow the example of the town of Okotoks http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/149 and set “limits to growth” for Brant County,

• reduce the growth numbers in Brant County to help curb “leapfrog development” on prime farmland,

• enable Brantford to grow up, not out,

• help fund the development of brownfields, and

• together with Brantford and Brant county respect the “permanent agriculture” ribbon that all these parties legally created in 1980 (Bill 120).

The provincially legislated “standstill/no-build” ribbon around Brantford is our “Greenbelt”.

We call upon the Council of Brant County to think outside the box and develop an effective, fair, and transparent mechanism with the Brantford City Council to cooperate meaningfully and productively in the realization of a joint strategy which capitalizes on the strengths of the urban and rural areas in an interdependent and mutually beneficial manner while both preserving, and enhancing the urban and rural parts of our community.

Farmland, natural habitat, and watershed are non-renewable, and their intrinsic and economic values will only grow over time. We call upon the Council of Brant County to be a leader among municipalities in the protection and preservation of this natural heritage for future generations.

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Barry Pridham, Minister, Sydenham St. United Church, Brantford
Tutela Heights Phelps Road Residents Association
Brant Green Party 
National Farmers Union
(Brant, Hamilton, Halton Local)
Mohawk Workers
Sustainable Brant
Zero Waste Brant
Preserving Agricultural Lands Society
Langford Conservancy 
St. George Citizens Association

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Walton Executives Served NOTICE & SUMMMONS by Mohawk Workers of Ouse

Videos released by the Mohawk Workers – Kanienhahake Mohawks (of the 5 Nation Confederacy)

September 15 2012.

Walton Executives Jason Child and John Plastiras attemptd to evade personal service shamelessly – even in the presence of 2 plainclothes O.P.P. officers who were seen secretly spying on residents at the meeting. Child & Plastiras’ respective notices dropped to the ground. So, Jason Bowman read the NOTICE & SUMMONS from the Mohawk Workers publicly to PLASTIRAS / CHILD in the presence of dozens of citizens – including the secret police from the so-called “Provincial Liaison Office”:

Mohawk Elders & Allied Residents’ Association respond to Walton Corp’s defiance & weigh in on this historic weekend.

Jason Bowman Delivers a Public Statement for Mohawks of the Ouse RE: Walton Corp’s Defiance & Legal Actions Being Taken

NOTICE & SUMMONS TO PATRICK J. DOHERTY, JOHN PLASTIRAS AND JASON CHILD FROM THE MOHAWK WORKERS OF THE 5 NATION CONFEDERACY – KANATA 

Attention PATRICK J. DOHERTY, JOHN PLASTIRAS and JASON CHILD:

THIS IS NOTICE TO YOU from the Kanienkahagen people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River, who are the ‘head’ and leaders of the League of Five Nations Confederacy and trustees and protectors of the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 which states the outright ownership to the Mohawk Nation and those others that wish to follow; of the lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River”, or the Haldimand Tract.

TAKE NOTICE AS FOLLOWS:

We ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah (Kanienkahagen) people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River are Onkwehonweh (sovereign / real people) living on the banks of the Grand River under what some call The Great Law of Peace. Our land base of nearly 1 million acres (The Haldimand Tract) was given to us by the British for our military service and loss of our homeland in New York State, as we fought for the British in the American Revolutionary War (this is called the Haldimand Proclamation – See: https://rotinonshonnionhwetkanatahere.wordpress.com). We also fought for England during the war of 1812.

We ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah (Kanienkahagen) people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River ceded neither land entitlements, nor title rights to any portions of lands under our stewardship to you. As such, your unauthorized actions have caused we, the ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah (Kanienkahagen) people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River to put you on NOTICE in respect of the following:

1. As an unauthorized party to matters pertaining to Mohawk lands situated within the Haldimand TractYOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED TO PRESENT YOURSELF FOR QUESTIONING WITHIN 72 HOURS to the Mohawk Workers or retreat from all lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River” (the Haldimand Tract) until such time as you have complied with this NOTICE and SUMMONS;

2. YOU ARE HEREBY DIRECTED TO CEASE AND DESIST from any and all acts which directly pertain to matters in respect of any land situated within the Haldimand Tract, including unauthorized dealings and unlawful trespasses, effective immediately, or retreat from all lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River” (the Haldimand Tract) until such time as you have complied with this NOTICE and SUMMONS;

3. Any failure on your part, to voluntarily comply with any portion of this NOTICE TO YOU, may result further ramifications such as the forwarding of your relevant details to INTERPOL / international authorities and further proceedings against you WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE including the issuance of a warrant under seal for questioning.

Contact the Mohawk Workers at the office listed below in order to arrange a suitable time for you to present yourself for questioning. GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.
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Child / Plastias Evade Service from Mohawks

Jason Child – Walton Regional VP & John Plastiras – Walton Development and Management President each tried to evade service,  leaving the NOTICE and  SUMMONS to fall to the ground after being served.

This defiance and disrespect shown towards the Kanienkahagen people did not go unnoticed. These belligerent occupiers and their agents will be held to fully account for their actions by the Mohawk Workers of the 5 Nation Confederacy.

The public was outraged. Many groups have now come together in solidarity.  The Mohawks of the Ouse vow to relentlessly pursue an end to all intrusions and corruption of their homeland by continuing to identify and hold unauthorized parties to account for their actions.

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Press Release Update: September 13, 2012

On September 12, 2012, the Mohawk Investigations Bureau (MIB) – Grand River Territory received a public complaint pertaining to suspicious activity in the Tutela Heights Road area of Brantford, Ontario. A unit responded and observed 6 parties engaged in what appeared to be archaeological activities at a property known to be connected to a belligerent occupant operating as Walton International Group Inc. NOTE: The term “belligerent occupation” is frequently used to describe the establishment of military government in enemy territory. See: Law of Belligerent Occupation

As a result, the MIB has widened its investigation into Walton International Group’s unauthorized activities within the territory. MIB spokesperson, Jason Bowman issued the following statement:

Despite the issuance of a Lawful Notice of Intent which we believe to have been received by Walton’s head office on August 30th, it now appears that this belligerent party may have elected to further defy the lawful notice by refusing to cease and desist from activities within the territory which they know to be unauthorized by the Kanyen’kehake (Mohawks) of the Ouse / Grand River. At this point, the investigations bureau will continue with all necessary inquiries, and I can advise that if it turns out to be the case that this organization instructed parties to knowingly defy the LNI, then the Bureau would prosecute all involved to the fullest extent.

Today, in order to facilitate its investigation, the MIB requested public assistance in order to help to identify the 6 targets pictured below (who are now wanted for questioning by the MIB). Photographs and a video depicting the parties preparing to vacate the subject property in a light-colored minivan have also been released to the public, the press and social media networks in order to help to identify the targets wanted for questioning.

6 Targets Wanted for Questioning
(Observed at Subject Property on Wed. Sept. 12, 2012)

It is important to note that at this time, the 6 targets have not yet been accused by the MIB of unlawful trespasses. They will however, be asked to explain their actions observed yesterday within the territory. As per MIB custom, each target will also be afforded the opportunity to cooperate with the ongoing investigations.

Also yesterday, the MIB received additional information which suggests that the targets may have been engaged in the providing archaeological services to Walton International Group Inc., a related subsidiary, and / or other targets within the MIB’s wider investigation into unauthorized acts within the territory.

Further updates will be released as they become available.

August 30, 2012 Lawful Notice of Intent Issued to Walton International Group Inc.

Sept. 6
Breaking News Update: Kanata – Mohawk Territory – Mohawk Workers confirm City of Brantford failed to disclose $663 billion invoice to S&P – City of Brantford and Mayor Chris Friel to face fraud investigation – Brant County Mayor Eddy registers under Haldimand LNI & receives gift at Kanata

Today the Mohawk Investigations Bureau (M.I.B. – Kanyen’kehake Territory) confirmed that they commenced an investigation after learning that the parties acting on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Brantford neglected to disclose a Brantford Council Committee arrears figure of $250 billion including a June 9 2006 invoice totaling $663 billion to Standard & Poor’s in order to obtain a credit rating of AA+ on more than one occasion.

M.I.B. – Kanyen’kehake Territory spokesperson, Jason Bowman (who also acts as a special assistant to Bill Squire), was quoted yesterday in a Teka News article as describing such acts as “fraud”  See: http://www.tekanews.com/. Today he confirmed that some parties at Standard & Poor’s have cooperated with the preliminary investigation, which he says has now been turned over to  to the M.I.B. for a full inquiry.

To-date, Brantford Mayor Friel, Councillor Worbel and Cathy Brubaker (of the Finance Department) remain both uncooperative and non-responsive.

Bowman also confirmed today that an unspecified number of parties have indeed registered themselves pursuant to the Lawful Notices of Intent (LNIs) which were delivered last week.  He says that at least one registrant (which he can not name) has agreed to cooperate with the M.I.B. investigation, and has already commenced turning over documents to assist with the inquires.

The Mohawk Workers hold weekly press conferences every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Kanata on Mohawk Territory in Brantford updates are issued, followed by a Q&A session.  Private interviews will can also be arranged by appointment.

Kindly contact our office in order to register and pre-book your seat which are allocated and reserved  on a first come, first served basis.
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Aug. 31
Mohawks of the Grand / Ouse River Assert Rights by Announcing Commencement of Unprecedented Operation – 1st Phase Targets 8 Individuals in Respect of Unauthorized Actions Within the Haldimand Territory – and Outlines Consequences for Continued Defiance and Disregard

Contact us order to arrange for additional statements / interviews / photos / photo ops, and to be added to our media list.  You can also follow our twitter https://twitter.com/mohawkworkers. The Mohawk Workers hold weekly press conferences every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Kanata on Mohawk Territory in Brantford where we issues updates, followed by a Q&A session.  Private interviews will can also be arranged by appointment.

Kindly contact our office in order to register and pre-book your seat which are allocated and reserved  on a first come, first served basis.
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AUGUST 31, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kanata – Mohawk Territory of the Ouse / Grand River

Yesterday morning, the Kanienkahagen (Mohawk) Workers commenced an unprecedented operation which identifies and targets belligerent parties deemed to have acted unlawfully in respect lands within a Mohawk Territory known as the Haldimand Tract. The notices reiterate prior notices that parties to all unauthorized negotiations, development, maintenance and construction are to immediately cease their activities. The parties were also directed to desist from any further unauthorized actions in respect of the lands within the Haldimand Tract.

Bill Squire, a Mohawk Worker, and spokesperson for the Mohawks says that “The Kanienkahagen Mohawks have always maintained that this was Kahniakehake Territory and Kahniakehake business and that neither the Six Nations Confederacy, Six Nations Band Council, corporations, nor any municipal / outside government body has ever been granted any right to represent our people and our business within our territory. It is very unfortunate, but necessary that we take these steps in order to assert our rights and in order to protect our territory from further illicit corruption.”

This first round of Lawful Notices of Intent (LNIs) state the following:

1. As an unauthorized party to matters pertaining to Mohawk lands situated within the Haldimand Tractyou are hereby directed to CEASE AND DESIST from any and all acts which directly pertain to matters in respect of any land situated within the Haldimand Tract, including unlawful trespasses;

2. As an unauthorized party to matters pertaining to Mohawk lands situated within the Haldimand Tract who has received NOTICE OF INTENT, you are hereby directed to REGISTER your full legal name, date of birth, and address for service with the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River within 96 hours at the Mohawk Workers – Kanata office below, or retreat from all lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River” (the Haldimand Tract) until such time as you have registered;

3. As an unauthorized party to matters pertaining to Mohawk lands situated within the Haldimand Tract, who has been served NOTICE TO CEASE AND DESIST, you are hereby given NOTICE OF INTENT TO COMMENCE PROCEEDINGS against you for your trespasses pursuant to applicable provisions and within a tribunal of competent jurisdiction;

4. Personal NOTICE of any such proceedings shall be duly served upon you at the address with which you remain registered;

5. Any failure on your part, to comply with any portion of this NOTICE TO YOU, may result further ramifications such as the forwarding of your relevant details to INTERPOL / international authorities, and the commencement of proceedings WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE TO YOU.

Notices we delivered yesterday to: Chris Friel (Mayor of Brantford), Ron Eddy (Mayor of Brant County), Ken Hewitt (Mayor of Haldimand County), Patrick J. Doherty (Chairman of Walton International Group Inc.), Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon (CEO of Samsung Electronics Co.), William Montour (chief of the Six Nation’s Band Council), Gord Peters (Grand Chief of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Nations) and Lynda Tanaka (Chair of the Ontario Municipal Board). NOTE: As of 3 p.m. EDT, there has been no response from any of the parties.

Notes to Editor:
1. These Mohawks represent the ‘head’ and leaders of the original League of Five Nations Confederacy, and remain the lawful trustees and protectors of the Mohawk Nation’s original copy of the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784. This entitlement issued under the seal of King George III of England states undeniable and outright ownership to the Mohawk Nation of the lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River” – approximately 1 million acres known as Haldimand Tract:“as long as the Sun shall be moving in the Heavens, and the Grass growing, and the waters flowing in the rivers” for them “and such others’” to enjoy forever.

 2. This indigenous nation of sovereign people has been living on the banks of the Grand River in southern Ontario, since their territory was established in 1784. Their land base of nearly 1 million acres was given to them by the King of England for their military service and loss of their homeland in New York State (the Mohawk Valley, given that they fought for the British in the American Revolutionary War, and remain ALLIES, not SUBJECTS of the Crown. This land ‘gift’ / war reparation is called the “Haldimand Proclamation” (See: https://rotinonshonnionhwetkanatahere.wordpress.com) for more information.

3. When Canada took statehood, these Mohawks thought that they would still be treated as respected allies, but many changes occurred. These Mohawks were treated very badly, with much money and land stolen.

4. Accordingly, I have been asked to begin the process of dealing with outstanding debts owed by creditors to the ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah Mohawks of the Ouse / Grand River.

5. Approximately 80 per cent of the city of Brantford remains under land claims and collections proceedings in respect of delinquent lease payments in the amount of $250 billion. Including interest, this figure was invoiced by the Mohawks in 2008 at $663 billion including interest. Brantford’s mayor Tayor in 1994 acknowleged the debt but said the question is how it can be paid without bankrupting the City of Brantford and the rest of Canada. He was quoted in the Brantford Expositor in an April 19, 1994 article by Vincent Ball as follows: “These are issues that are going to have to be resolved… They’re not going to be brushed off easily.” Relevant particulars can be provided upon request.

6. Standard and Poor’s has said that Brantford deserves its AA credit rating because it is considered to show a low debt burden, with only $15.4 million of direct debt shown as outstanding in 2008, (which was only 6.6% of the city’s operating revenue) and “represented next to no burden on its taxpayers.” This suggests that while the city acknowledges its indebtedness to the Mohawks for lease payment arrears, it continues to refuse to account for the debt on its books.

7. The Kanyen’kehake of the Ouse / Grand River are currently considering proposals for capitalizing or otherwise dealing with this (and other) indebtedness. Selling the debt to a third party remains an option open to us at this time, and we are currently engaged in talks with a number of parties in respect of proposals to capitalize our debts.

8. Jason Bowman is a Canadian Harvard-educated citizen prosecutor, who has been appointed as a special assistant to Bill Squire who has been duly appointed to act as the spokesperson for the Mohawk Nation.

Direct media inquiries can be made to Jason Bowman, Special Assistant to Bill Squire

E-mail: greatwhiteroots@gmail.com
Tel. / Fax: 1-888-278-4188 ext. 103
Website: https://rotinonshonnionhwetkanatahere.wordpress.com

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Copy of LNI sent:

Mohawks of the 5 Nation Confederacy

Via Facsimile to: 519-751-7109

AUGUST 30, 2012

TO BE DELIVERED PERSONALLY TO:
Mayor Chris Friel of the Corporation of the City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square, P.O. Box 818
Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3T 5R7

RE: LAWFUL NOTICE OF INTENT FROM THE MOHAWKS OF THE OUSE / GRAND RIVER

Mayor Chris Friel:

THIS IS NOTICE TO YOUfrom the Kanienkahagen people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River, who are the ‘head’ and leaders of the League of Five Nations Confederacy, and trustees and protectors of the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 which states the outright ownership to the Mohawk Nation and those others that wish to follow; of the lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River”, or the Haldimand Tract.

TAKE NOTICE AS FOLLOWS:

We ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah (Kanienkahagen) people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River are Onkwehonweh (sovereign / real people) living on the banks of the Grand River under what some call The Great Law of Peace. Our land base of nearly 1 million acres (The Haldimand Tract) was given to us by the British for our military service and loss of our homeland in New York State, as we fought for the British in the American Revolutionary War (this is called the Haldimand Proclamation – See: https://rotinonshonnionhwetkanatahere.wordpress.com). We also fought for England during the war of 1812.

We ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah (Kanienkahagen) people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River ceded neither land entitlements, nor title rights to any portions of lands under our stewardship to you.

Your actions have caused we, the ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah (Kanienkahagen) people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River to put you on NOTICE in respect of the following:

1. As an unauthorized party to matters pertaining to Mohawk lands situated within the Haldimand Tract, you are hereby directed to CEASE AND DESIST from any and all acts which directly pertain to matters in respect of any land situated within the Haldimand Tract, including unlawful trespasses;

2. As an unauthorized party to matters pertaining to Mohawk lands situated within the Haldimand Tract who has received NOTICE OF INTENT, you are hereby directed to REGISTER your full legal name, date of birth, and address for service with the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River within 96 hours at the Mohawk Workers – Kanata office below, or retreat from all lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River” (the Haldimand Tract) until such time as you have registered;

3. As an unauthorized party to matters pertaining to Mohawk lands situated within the Haldimand Tract, who has been served NOTICE TO CEASE AND DESIST, you are hereby given NOTICE OF INTENT TO COMMENCE PROCEEDINGS against you for your trespasses pursuant to applicable provisions and within a tribunal of competent jurisdiction;

4. Personal NOTICE of any such proceedings shall be duly served upon you at the address with which you remain registered;

5. Any failure on your part, to comply with any portion of this NOTICE TO YOU, may result further ramifications such as the forwarding of your relevant details to INTERPOL / international authorities, and the commencement of proceedings WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE TO YOU.

GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.

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Mohawk Workers – Kanata, 440 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 3C4
Tel. / Fax: (888) 278-4188 www.rotinonshonnionhwetkanatahere.wordpress.com

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