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Updated on April 10, 2017
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Chiquita Celebrates at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers Today is Monday, April 10, 2017. Spring is in the air, the air circulating around Washington is beginning to clear and we have a leader in the White House. Chiquita has invited us to breakfast this morning, and what a breakfast it is. We will be enjoying paper thin crepes filled with cream and berries. Mimosas will be flowing and the talk will be upbeat and optimistic. We hope to see you soon.

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Home Run for Leadership

Thank you for joining Pop and me this morning. It has been eight long agonizing years since we had leadership in this country. President Obama talked, but never walked the walk. Our standing in the world diminished. Our military languished. Our veterans were left helpless and dying, and President Obama and the do-nothing Congress stood by and let our nation fall into despair. There is a new guy in town and things are finally starting to look up. The Democrats are running scared, because they do not want this outsider to succeed. They would rather see our nation crumble than see President Trump actually solve the many problems brought on by the Obama administration and his band of clueless politicians who believe only in one thing, continuing to have a seat at the table. The arrival of President Trump just may change the way Washington does business. and it is about time and long overdue. Our new President is succeeding despite unprecedented opposition. A day hardly goes by that he doesn't hit it right out of the park.

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The Handcuffs are Off

Career politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren and Maxine Waters had better pay attention. A man is sitting in the Oval office who never ran for office prior to his bid for the presidency. Americans chose him because they were sick of people like you who stay at the job way too long accomplishing way too little. Your tight little club has been penetrated, and this non-politician is running circles around all of you. President Trump is successful at business because he is smart, efficient, recognizes a problem and moves quickly to solve it. Politicians form committees, study groups, break for recess, come back, hold more meetings and accomplish nada. A man like President Trump tells his people to get it done. His priorities are in accomplishment. He promised those who elected him reform and action, and he is keeping his word. I've never seen anything like it, and it is a wonderful thing to behold. Eventually, the Waters and the Schumers will be drowned out by success. When people get back to work the voices of the naysayers will fade away. The president's detractors will keep causing trouble, but the good will outweigh the bad. This is our chance to set things right and our new president deserves our support. He certainly has mine.

The Democrats have morphed into an unrecognizable party that does not represent the United States of America. They play it fast and loose with the truth and they do not tolerate free speech anywhere, anytime. More students on the Harvard campus identity with socialism than any other ideology. Nothing good can come of this shift in attitude. The only sure result is failure, but the Dems and those that identify with them never learn from history. They keep repeating the same tired old tricks, and the problems deepen. President Trump has removed the handcuffs in Washington. He intends to lead and we will all benefit from his decisiveness. Instead of surrounding himself with tired voices from the past, our new president has formed one of the most talented cabinets in history. The cabinet is comprised of men and women who are smart and accomplished. They lead successful lives and they are bringing vitality and innovation to this new administration. President Obama has to be feeling the pain of becoming irrelevant. We needed a leader eight years ago, and we were left to swing in the wind. There is a new sheriff in town, and his name is Donald Trump.

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Exposing the Liars

President Trump's decisive action in Syria speaks volumes about his approach to leadership. The sight of dead babies in the streets clearly angered and saddened him at the same time. He acted swiftly and the Syrian people are grateful for his intervention. Many are saying they will name their sons "Donald." Not only did he do the humane thing, he also put the world on notice. America is back. We will not sit idly by and watch you kill people with chemical weapons that the prior administration told us were gone. Susan Rice is an accomplished liar. She lied about the Benghazi terror attack and she lied about the fate of chemical weapons in Syria. We have had enough of the lies. We have had enough of those in Washington who want to keep the status quo so that they can play politics forever. Politicians have proven themselves to be inept when it comes to solving anything. Men like President Trump are adept at turning problems into solutions. Let's hope that our future is filled with talented men and women who bear no resemblance to the Pelosis or the Reeds. The swamp may be much bigger than President Trump realized. We are going to need a bigger boat!

Chiquita's Song

I'm Chiquita Cicada and I'm here to say

Let President Trump lead the way!


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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Good Morning brad,

      I can see that the jellies are keeping your brain sharp! See you later at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Good Morning maven,

      I agree, America is an idea that would work if everyone embraced the notion of a free society based upon common sense, fairness and morality. We will never achieve that goal fully, but we can keep trying to make it happen. I am sick of politics as usual in Washington. I am sick of both Republicans and Dems who want to see this president fail, so they can succeed. How that happens is a mystery to me. The blowback Trump s getting is getting old. The Dems won't stop, but the Paul Ryans and the McCains has better remember what our goal is. We want to make America great again. I love your idea about service to the country. I have no doubt that we would find some pretty fantastic leadership skills out there. Washington doesn't have any, so what do we have to lose? See you at the Inn.

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      bradmasterOCcal 4 months ago from Orange County California

      Pop

      Thanks, and I will keep commenting, lol.

      As I finish this JD, I thought that Politically Correct (PC) is more accurately construed as Pooping Constitutionality. (:)

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      maven101 4 months ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning, Chiquita and Pop...

      Excellent argument for term limits...People, when given power, will eventually be corrupted by it...

      Another argument for term limits would be the ending of a Congress that is heavily entrenched in partisan politics, resulting in gridlock when trying to pass any legislation. If term limits were enacted, toeing the party line would be less important, as the need for re-election and holding onto party seats would no longer be the driving force behind most legislative decisions. Congress would have an easier time passing legislation that would make a positive difference for the nation...

      But of course all this speculation requires the passing of a 28th Amendment...I don't see the likelihood of these pompous, well fed, out of touch political classmates removing their rice bowl...

      My solution..? Like jury duty, each county draws from a contingent of registered voters randomly chosen, with an insured income matching their employment plus perks like transportation and living expenses...strictly voluntary, two terms for the House and one term for the Senate...Now that is real Power to the People...

      See you at the Inn, Pop...I want to discuss this further with your enlightened commentators that has given me hope and inspiration that we will, as a nation founded on irrevocable rights and freedoms, continue to provide those solutions that will guide us through those challenges that comes with this continuing experiment called democracy... America is not a Race, a religion, or an ideology...America is an idea...

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Dear brad,

      I'll keep the jellies coming!

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      bradmasterOCcal 4 months ago from Orange County California

      Pop

      The Jelly Donuts got me through yesterday, and so far today.

      Thanks

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Good Morning Tsad,

      What we don't know about the Obama administration is the stuff of nightmares. See you at the Inn.

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      TSAD 4 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      The truth about who has actually been colluding with Russia makes anyone wonder why Obama, Kerry and Hillary weren't investigated for colluding with Russia!

      https://youtu.be/sTLG2PWszPs?t=2640

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Good Morning rad,

      The extra jellies await your arrival at the Inn.

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      bradmasterOCcal 4 months ago from Orange County California

      Pop

      Thanks for the jelly donuts, yum, one of my favs.

      Losing the wars is the result of the professional politicians. The military does there job, only for the politicians to snag defeat from the jaws of victory.

      That rant was good for another couple of jelly donuts.

      Thanks

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Dear Pino,

      Rice deserves to be punished for her continuous lying. Trump deserves to be praised for keeping his promises and acting quickly. We do need to celebrate. See you soon.

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Dear Tom,

      The swamp is huge, but if anyone can drain it he can. See you at the Inn and we'll celebrate the fat that this president keeps his promises.

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Dear brad,

      I welcome anything you have to say, always. We don't win wars because we don't want to win. We keep it civil, we announce our intentions, we give the enemy time to run, hide and re-group and we follow strangling rules of engagement that keep the conflict going and make the end impossible. See you at the Inn. It's jelly donut night!

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      Pino Krisio 4 months ago

      Susan Rice will lie about anything so when she is called to testify, she will save herself at any cost. She was the fall gal for the Obama administration. Now, onto better things:

      WOOHOO!!!!! We have a President again! We will be on top once again! All thanks to Presdident Donald J Trump!!!!! I am so hopeful for our country, and so are many others. I am going to the Inn to celebrate. Everyone is welcome......

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Dear Kathleen

      Mike and Will have it right. Obama went to Congress to throw the ball in their lap. He didn't need to go, but he was a man of total inaction.

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      Tom Whitworth 4 months ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop an Chiquita,

      Bravo and here, here. President Trump is a breath of fresh air in the cesspool of Washington DC. He has tried to keep or kept more promises than Obama even made much less kept. The swamp is starting to drain and fair skies lie ahead.

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      bradmasterOCcal 4 months ago from Orange County California

      Chiquita

      The American Congress has not formally declared war on any nation since. WWII.

      Perhaps that should remind everyone that all the "wars" must not have been constitutional wars??

      And I say this all the time, the US hasn't won a war since 1898 under president Teddy Roosevelt.

      For example the end of WWI just deferred the war which became WWII. At the beginning of WWII Eastern Europe were sovereign independent countries, during the war they were taken by the NAZIS, and after the end of the war, they were part of the USSR. Does that sound like a win.

      Then after WWII we had the cold war, because we really didn't win the war. Also China turned communist, and we have to deal with them in Korea, we lost as we have to deal with it today. and China again in Vietnam we lost. and the list goes on. Russia also backed Korea and Vietnam. and the list goes on till today.

      That is not my definition of a win.

      Chiquita these are not responses to your hub, but I thought it needed to be said after some of the comments.

      del if I kicked the ball out of bounds.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      My husband believes our representatives should be picked by acclamation. If a community thinks someone would be good in an office, they appoint them. Anyone who seeks office is officially unqualified by definition of their wanting it. Might not be a bad idea.

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      Old Poolman 4 months ago

      WillStarr is correct. If a President had to wait on Congress for every decision it could take a couple generations before he got approval. He was not declaring war so he didn't need Congressional approval. Obama didn't either but used this as his excuse for not taking action.

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      WillStarr 4 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      President Obama was not asking Congress to declare war. He only asked them in order to cover his sorry butt for his dismal failure to live up to his 'red line' declaration.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      For the 100th time: President Obama did what the Constitution requires. He went to congress. They said no. Nobody ever remembers that part. It doesn't fit their scenario. But it's - what's the word? Oh, yeah. True.

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Dear Lori,

      I appreciate and, of course, agree with you. I can't imagine sitting back and doing nothing to stop the nightmare. Those who oppose what Trump did are heartless and morally corrupt. To turn this tragedy into a political football is disgusting. I found the words of a victim of a gas attack who somehow managed to survive very compelling. He thanked our President for his actions and condemned Obama for standing by, lying via Rice and Kerry and abandoning the Syrian people. America finally stands for something again.

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      Lori Colbo 4 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      When Hitler was killing millions of Jews in horrifying ways, much of the world looked the other way for a long while. If what happened in Syria so horrifically to women and children, let alone men happened here and someone from another country did what Trump did we would be singing another tune all together. No one wants to get into a war. But if we have the power to help the helpless who are suffering so beyond comprehension we should do it if we have the means. Its about human rights, decency; it's called caring, it's called moral responsibiity. I hate to think of what Obama wouldn't do if he were still in office. Trump not only did the right thing for a helpless people, but he showed himself a strong leader who will act decisively.

      To those who opposed Trump's actions, I would ask them to think realistically, not from a political lens, not from a party or ideological lens, not from a get on the band wagon mentality when it comes to issues of every kind, but from the lens of the heart, the lens of being a countryman who's country has no value whatsoever for it's people that it would commit these atrocities, from the lens of having a country where the citizens have no power and no one to help them while the their little ones are suffering and dying in such a horrific manner.

      We have had a disadvantage in a way. I'm glad we've never had a true war on American soil for so many years, but if we had we might be able to see things differently. What if Syria came over here and we were in the same position as the citizens of Syria and our children and grandchildren were being attacked by chemical means and no one else in the world who had the means to intervene would, how would our current opposors feel about the situation? Wake up and smell the chemicals.

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Dear brad,

      If the Dems and their unwitting followers keep up this atrocious behavior, they will be completely irrelevant once and for all. I can't wait. So far as the strike went, I think the Syrians appreciated it, even if critics here find it lacking. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Dear Hxprox

      I can't believe that most Americans support Obamacare. Trump will get it done. Obamacare is collapsing, and this is just the beginning. I had reservations too, but now I am onboard with the Trump team. It feels good. See you at the Inn.

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      bradmasterOCcal 4 months ago from Orange County California

      Chiquita

      I agree to most of what you say. I do think that president Trump needs to get a rebate on the cruise missiles. If the reports are correct, there were still standing untouched barrels of chemical gas. Is this the result of 8 years of using drones, and bombers while neglecting these apparently less accurate and less damaging cruise missiles We are going to have to do much better in the future, on countries like N Korea and Iran.

      I am more impressed with president Trump sending an aircraft led fleet to keep an eye on N Korea. They are clearly the more Clear and Present Danger to the US and its allies.

      We need to get congress off these red herring investigations, and focus on protecting the US and its people. Improving the economy, and enforcing the existing federal laws before they enact other laws. The voters should give all the power that is constitutionally provided by the US constitution and stop resisting the new administration.

      Did the democrats complain when we had over 14 years of the Patriot Act during peace time. How was that OK but now they question whether president Trump had the power to send cruise missiles to Syria. Especially after Obama and Clinton gave the terrorists there a half a billion dollars to arm them.

      We did that in Afghanistan when we were helping fight the Russians. Then Osama Bin Laden took those American weapons and turned them on our troops after 911.

      I have no problem with the cruise strike other than I expected more accuracy from these weapons. The accuracy was more like the old WWII bomb runs.

      BTW, the democrats think it is 1865 again and they have to protect their slaves. They totally divided the US then, and now a new generation of them are making that divide look like a crack.

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      Hxprof 4 months ago from Clearwater, Florida

      Good summary of the leadership qualities of Trump. I have many reservations about him, but do support many of his policies. Sadly, Trump may not be able to get much done there because virtually every Senator and House Rep. is bought by special interests. Trump failed to destroy the individual mandate of Obummercare, and now it seems that a majority of Americans support Obummercare or some form of it - some of Trump's supporters want some form of Federal subsidy for insurance. Most likely, we're stuck with Obummercare. We'll have to see how the tax reform package goes!

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Dear Will,

      Absolutely, we do the same thing over and over again and are disappointed when nothing works. What a waste of time. I have to say that when I realize that actual human beings put people like Maxine Waters, Pelosi and Schumer ( to name just a few) in office, I shudder and feel hopeless. Trump's victory gave me a boost. See you at the Inn.

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      WillStarr 4 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I have often thought that we might be better off selecting our representatives the same way we pick juries.

      By and large, politicians are professional manipulators with their own agenda, which seldom has the welfare of We, the People in mind. That's why they never seem to do what they promised and why newly elected ones are no better than the ones we voted out!

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Good Afternoon Mke,

      We can begin the clean up with incarcerating the in Congress who have broken the law. That should clear the air bit. We need term limits and we need them now. Washington is corrupting, and once the men and women arrive, they get comfortable and forget about who put them there and what they are supposed to do. The same is true of organizations like the IRS and the Vete's Administration. People get there, realize that that the work ethic is non0existent, feel immune from consequences and forget about the job they were entrusted to do. We need better oversight all over the government and we need to get rid of the slackers and the losers. There pots will be filled with people anxious to get to work and excel. See you at the Inn.

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      Jack Lee 4 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Mike, I agree. That is why we will not have any major changes in Washington without term limits. That is one way to drain the swamp every 2 and 6 years...

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      Old Poolman 4 months ago

      Good morning Patti and Chiquita,

      This was very well written and pretty much tells the story.

      What President Trump underestimated going into his job is just how deep the corruption has reached in the halls of Congress. This corruption is not limited to only one side of the aisle either. President Trump has unique problem solving abilities that are necessary to run corporations such as his. However, he is accustomed to members of his teams to cooperate in solving the problems he identifies.

      Now we have persons in Congress who have been bought and paid for and can't aid in solving problems that would affect those who paid them the money. The pharmaceutical companies with their outrageous prices are just one example of this issue. Those companies "own" a large percentage of those we elected to represent us.

      They posture and put on a show to make us think they are doing their job, but in reality, they are no longer working for we-the-people. They sold out a long time ago and there is no way they can get out of this situation. They have to fight President Trump all the way to save their own skins.

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Good Morning billy,

      I agree, but even the few good men who exist should step down and give others a chance. Getting too comfortable in Washington leads to complacency and corruption. See you at the Inn.

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      Bill Holland 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I said goodbye to politicians quite awhile ago. They all fall under the same category in my dictionary...."worthless." Have a great week!

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Good Morning Paula,

      Thanks for coming out of "retirement" to comment. Your opinion means a lot to me and your commentary is as bright and informative as your hubs. I took a week off, and I think it was therapeutic. I may have to do it more often. As for the morons, I am keeping track of those in Hollywood who are insane and am boycotting anything they do. As for the idiots in Washington, I listen, I laugh and I resist the urge to attack the TV. I'm trying, that's all I can say. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Good Morning Jack,

      Obama's refusal to act brought ISIS down upon the world.That is his legacy, along with so severely dividing our nation that we have turned back the clock socially and morally. See you at the Inn.

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      Paula 4 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Pop...Bravo and beautifully said. Just dropping by to add my support and 100% agreement.

      That there are and will be offhand, useless remarks by the blind, deaf and dumb, has become ludicrous to a fault. I've resorted to simply pitying them for such blatant ignorance and denial. They have created the problems, defended the morons (the epitome of whom are the stooges mentioned, Pelosi, Schumer, Warren and Waters....Good God, what a Motley Crew! not to forget Reid, The Poster Boy for Dementia & who alongside his female counterpart, Nancy Peek-a-boo-Pelosi, makes up the Toxic Twins, Dumb & Dumber.) WHERE the HELL were they ever dragged in from?

      Retirement is the kindest thing they can do for the entire country.......Jesus, PLEASE. Here ya go, take your cushy retirement pkg and GO......just go! GIT! Damned imbeciles. Pelosi just can't find anything that she's able to "work with Bush on." Phew. It's OK Nancy, all we really want you to "work on," is moving your dumb ass & overly-Botoxed face out of Washington. NOW, not later.

      Sit tight pop and maintain your pride. As things improve and the success becomes clear, "they're" only going to get angrier, louder, stupider & whinier. Ear plugs and blindfolds may help but then we miss all the slapstick comedy performed by these Dodo birds.

      I'm happily settling back into life as usual and being productive while at peace. The break I took was most helpful. Gearing up for lots of work this Spring & Summer. See ya round, girlfriend.

      You write the best hubs. Paula

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      Jack Lee 4 months ago from Yorktown NY

      I am with you pop. The problem with the left is they only see two paths. There are a rainbow of responses when dealing with our adversaries. Our military is there to deter conflict, prevent atrocities and will be used as a last resort for war.

      ISIS is a prime example. We should have done a better job stopping it early, now it is harder when they are embeded with civilians in cities. We could have prevented this under Obama, and he chose to do nothing.

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      breakfastpop 4 months ago

      Good Morning Kathleen,

      No I do not want us involved in another war, but I am proud of this president for taking action the way he did. Gaming children in the streets is despicable. Sitting back and doing nothing is worse. If Obama had kept his word about the so-called red line, ISIS wouldn't have come to life. Our armed forces have been strangled by idiotic rules of engagement and lack of funding and direction. We know how to get things done. Maybe now we will stop trouble before it begins.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      "President Trump's decisive action in Syria speaks volumes about his approach to leadership." It certainly does. Here we go again - and for what? You want us to go into Syria? Go yourself. We've used our armed forces to their breaking point for the last 16 years.