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NEED WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
none | 7/3/08 | GrandmaC

Posted on 07/03/2008 7:09:36 AM PDT by GrandmaC

My Nephew-in-law is in his 3 tour in Iraq. He leads a squad of 22 soldiers who are not near any military base. Our family sends out monthly care packages to him and his men. Last week they lost 3 who were temporarily attached to them for a special mission. With all the bad press out there I would like to send in my next care package "words of praise and encouragement" for these guys. Can you take a minute and write a note to them. I will print out each note separately (that is appropriate) and include it in my care package this month.


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Thank you so very much.
1 posted on 07/03/2008 7:09:37 AM PDT by GrandmaC
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To: GrandmaC
I have not been on Free Republic in awhile can someone ping for me. I have been busy, for I have adopted a new daughter. Our adoption was final last week. She is 15 and has been with me for about 1 1/2 years. I had forgotten the energy it takes to have a teenager in the house again!!. She is truely a blessing from God.
2 posted on 07/03/2008 7:16:02 AM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: GrandmaC

I have a cousin over there on his third tour as well. God Bless you all! Protecting our freedoms is more than any of us can ask from all those brave men and women.


3 posted on 07/03/2008 7:19:21 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: GrandmaC

Don’t think words can express my graditude.
To your N-I-L and his squad...
Thank you for your service to our country.
Thank you for helping to keep the U.S. free.
Thank you for helping to free the Iraqi people.
Come home safe.

Dan


4 posted on 07/03/2008 7:20:32 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: GrandmaC

To all the brave men and women serving our country.
Thank you for your courage and dedication.
You are what America is all about.
Maybe you dont hear alot of positive feedback from back home, but we are here.

Waiting for you.
Rooting for you.
Praying for you.

Many communities have tents and barrels set up for donations at their 4th of July celebrations. The public outpouring is amazing. Recently there was even a radio thon for donations. We have not forgotten you. For without you - We wouldnt be us.

THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!!!


5 posted on 07/03/2008 7:21:51 AM PDT by mouse1
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun; trooprally

ping


6 posted on 07/03/2008 7:22:00 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: Texican; AuntB; kristinn; Son House; Miss Didi; SE Mom; E.G.C.; davidosborne; RaceBannon; ...

Do you have a ping list?


7 posted on 07/03/2008 7:25:01 AM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: GrandmaC

Thank you for this thread GrandmaC.

To GrandmaC’s nephew and the soldiers with him,

Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you as you go about your job each day.

Please accept my deepest thanks and respect for the mission you are accomplishing and the lives you are protecting here and in Iraq.

My husband is in the Army and has been to Iraq once already and may be called again soon for another tour. So know that I understand the pain of separation and the joy of reunion. In this light, my prayers and thoughts are with your families also.

I can’t imaging what you go through each day or how you must feel being there. I will pray for each of you especially after the recent loss. My prayers are with those families also.

May God bless and keep you safe so you may return home quickly to the people who miss you most.


8 posted on 07/03/2008 7:25:16 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: gate2wire

Thank you


9 posted on 07/03/2008 7:26:27 AM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: television is just wrong

Thank you


10 posted on 07/03/2008 7:27:30 AM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: GrandmaC

You’re welcome. If anyone can reach people, those four can. :-)


11 posted on 07/03/2008 7:28:20 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: mouse1

Thank you so much


12 posted on 07/03/2008 7:28:25 AM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: GrandmaC

BTTT


13 posted on 07/03/2008 7:29:53 AM PDT by E.G.C. (To read a freeper's FR postings, click on his or her screen name and then "In Forum".)
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To: spotbust1

Thank you so much


14 posted on 07/03/2008 7:30:11 AM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: GrandmaC

God bless our guys. We don’t know you but we love you and appreciate what you are doing. This Mom and her kids are VERY proud of you!!!


15 posted on 07/03/2008 7:31:20 AM PDT by mommadooo3 (Old concept in justice. If the law won't take care of it, it's just us.)
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To: GrandmaC
To paraphrase the speech by Churchill in his honoring the Royal Air Force, never have so few done so much for so many. Our country is blessed to have the types of men and women who will give their all so that we all live free. Free is a four letter word that means millions of people can awaken each morning without the fear of being shot, robbed, jailed, or anything else for expressing their thoughts, but it also means honoring those amongst ourselves who are willing to sacrifice their lives so we can a good and decent life. So yes, on this day of Independence, I thank you for your sacrifice, and I appreciate your humanity and your humility. May the Good Lord take a liking to you and may He keep you safe. Thank You!
16 posted on 07/03/2008 7:33:51 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: GrandmaC; SandRat

Grandma,

I also have a friend in Afghanistan who leads these young men, and he has lost some guys recently. A friend and I send him care packages to share with the other soldiers.

Your nephew, and all these heros in Iraq and Afghanistan, have my prayers and gratitude.

I want all of our heros to know that, although the news media here in the U.S. seems to emphasize the bad news and anti war sentiment here, the majority of Americans here on the homefront appreciate and support you, and your mission. We pray for you all daily.

Because of your sacrifices many people can enjoy freedom, and we will NEVER forget you. Thank you all so much.


17 posted on 07/03/2008 7:36:21 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: GrandmaC
We pray for you all daily here in Killeen Texas.
You are continually in our thoughts and hearts,
and we encourage each other as we thank God for you all.
May the Lord guard your hearts and minds,
and strengthen and protect you with his angels,
as you serve Him and us, with your courage and love.

"Though you have not seen him, you love him;
and even though you do not see him now,
you believe in him and are filled
with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
for you are receiving the goal of your faith,
the salvation of your souls." 1Peter 1:8
18 posted on 07/03/2008 7:37:05 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: GrandmaC

It is totally appropriate to acknowledge our servicemen and women on the July 4Th weekend; the declaration from tranny never ends. Thank you for this thread GrandmaC and opportunity. God Bless you and your nephew and his mates. We are grateful.

“We have all suffered a great loss. But the families and loved ones of those who died bear the greatest burden of grief, and they are foremost in our thoughts. Our Servicemen and women achieve remarkable things under the most arduous and dangerous conditions – sometimes, alas, at personal sacrifice. Their bravery is well known and rightly admired. But we must never forget what their loved ones have to endure: the worry and uncertainty they must live with while continuing to run homes and families and – as in this case – the terrible loss. Theirs is a courage of the most profound kind.”

“This country owes not just the honored dead but also those whom they have left behind an enormous debt of gratitude.”


19 posted on 07/03/2008 7:38:10 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: GrandmaC

My pleasure. God bless.


20 posted on 07/03/2008 7:44:50 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: GrandmaC
Dearest Defender ~

Without you, we are nothing ...
Without you, others are nothing ...
Because of you, we are everything.

This is both a thank-you to you, dear one, and an acknowledgment of Him.

21 posted on 07/03/2008 7:51:24 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: GrandmaC

GramdmaC!!! Bless your heart, it’s so good to see you. It’s almost July 4th. Hope you have seen the recent posts about redrock’s health struggles. He needs your prayers.


22 posted on 07/03/2008 7:52:33 AM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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To: Daffynition; evets; girlangler; geezerwheezer; mommadooo3

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


23 posted on 07/03/2008 7:53:51 AM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: GrandmaC

Not a day goes by that we don’t think of and pray for our men and women in uniform. Words cannot express our gratitude for your service to our country and the cause of freedom everywhere. The sacrifices are great; we will never forget them or take them for granted. The accomplish also is great. History will prove that the work you do each and every day by doing your duty changed the world for the better, no less than when our fathers and grandfathers liberated Europe. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and please know we remember well those who have been lost.


24 posted on 07/03/2008 7:58:43 AM PDT by fightinJAG (RUSH: McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton longer than we've been in Iraq, and never gave up.)
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To: GrandmaC

GrandmaC,

What a great idea. Bless you. And thank you for giving me this opportunity to give a shout out to our brave fighting men. I give money and goods to various groups who are helping our troops, but I don’t actually get to “speak” to them. Words sometimes seem so inadequate to express the debt of gratitude that we owe these incredible people, but I will try.

Guys, it is truly an honor to address you directly. We, as a country, are so blessed to have young men like you who are willing to stand up for our nation in these perilous times.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank all of you for standing in the breach, for loving your country so much that you are willing to put your own comfort aside to protect her, much like a loving husband does for his bride.

Every day, I thank God for sending us extraordinary men like you. We have heard much of the Greatest Generation, of the GIs who bravely saved the world from the horrors of fascism during WWII. These were the men of my parents’ generation. It brings me to tears of gratitude when I consider how much you troops of today, men of my children’s and my grandchildren’s generation, walk in the shoes of those noble warriors. Your spirit truly represents the best of your generation, a shining example to all of the world of how free men are willing to take up the burden of protecting liberty from the attacks of barbarians.

God bless you. May our Blessed Lord walk with you every day. I pray that our Savior brings comfort to your loved ones who wait for you at home.


25 posted on 07/03/2008 8:03:00 AM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: Bigg Red
Thank you very much. I thought it might give a personal touch from home to know we do honor them. I so appreciate everyones response, because I so wanted to do this for them. Thank you all for making it possible for me to do this.

I will be off for a little while as I have to help my new daughter, I will check back later. Please keep it going. Thanks

26 posted on 07/03/2008 8:09:48 AM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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To: GrandmaC
May God bless you and protect you...thank you for your brave service.


27 posted on 07/03/2008 8:11:35 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: GrandmaC

Dear Warriors,

You are loved. You are cherished. You are never forgotten.
I am able to fly my flag this July 4th because of what you do. I am able to live freely, because of what you do.
Words of thanks are not enough, but I humbly offer them to some of my heroes. THANK YOU!

God Bless you all!!!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO!

Exodus 15:3 “The Lord is a warrior: the Lord is His name.”

Philippians 1:3 “I thank my God every time I remember you.”


28 posted on 07/03/2008 8:16:23 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Marriage=1 man+1 woman! Vote "YES" on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: GrandmaC

Thank you for your service seems like such small, tiny little words to show the overwhelming gratitude I feel to each and every one of you. You are my Hero’s. You are the best face of America. God Bless you! And Thank You For All That You Do!

Gloria Jane


29 posted on 07/03/2008 8:19:03 AM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: GrandmaC

On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for your service to our country. It is wonderful to be able to write a note to you, and know that you will see and hear our love and gratitude directly!

You are in prayers for your safety, for your safe return to those who love you, and for taking good care of each other.

God bless you all, with all His best, for your sacrifice and heroism. You are, every one of you, heroes.


30 posted on 07/03/2008 8:26:13 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: GrandmaC

Please tell your service member that we know they are doing a good job under difficult conditions. We love them, respect them and pray for them. They are the good guys and ladies.


31 posted on 07/03/2008 8:38:50 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: GrandmaC

We send you prayers and a hearty THANK YOU for everything that you do. Without your service to our country, my family would not be able to rest comfortably.

May God watch over you and protect you. Give you strength in a time of need.

God Blessings be upon you!

The Millers
Dacula, GA


32 posted on 07/03/2008 8:40:43 AM PDT by Dacula (I never left the Republican party, they left me a long time ago.)
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To: GrandmaC

First of all,thank you. I do believe for those of you who are over there,you are doing good works. Just yesterday I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about Iraq’s who were being interviewed and how grateful they were and couldn’t think of a way to ever show their appreciation to the U.S. But they were also afraid that the U.S. would leave too soon. Please know many people are praying for all of you. God bless you all. Nora


33 posted on 07/03/2008 9:03:56 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: GrandmaC

Hey guys! Thank you SO MUCH for what you are doing and sacrificing to do it! You each are an example of honor and commitment that is so lacking in the world. I am so DAMN proud of you guys, you make me PROUD to say, “Yea, those guys are on MY team!” You are what it’s all about. Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! God bless you and STAY SAFE!

Danae In Oregon


34 posted on 07/03/2008 9:12:52 AM PDT by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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pinging the list.. please help GrandmaC encourage her Son-in-Law

David


36 posted on 07/03/2008 9:16:23 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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correction Nephew in law.. not sure how i misread that...


37 posted on 07/03/2008 9:19:08 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: GrandmaC

GrandmaC,

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to express my sincere appreciation and grattitude for the service and sacrifice of your Nephew-in-Law and his team.

Greetings from Tallahassee, Florida. First and foremost thank you for your service and sacrifice to our great nation. Your service, and the service and sacrifice of every member of your team is vital to the security of the United States of America — Please never forget that — As a soldier who returned home in January 2008 I want you to know that I understand what you are going through — I too have lost members of my team both Iraqi and U.S. — Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if there is anything I can do for you or your team.

Sincerely and with great respect !

Sergeant First Class David C. Osborne
Former member of Iraqi National Police QRF Transition Team

PO BOX 38267
Tallahassee, Florida 32315-8267
(850) 933-8511


38 posted on 07/03/2008 9:21:55 AM PDT by davidosborne (http://DuncanHunter.meetup.com/1 - GrassRoots Organization(s) to elect Duncan Hunter)
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To: davidosborne

Done via FreepMail.


39 posted on 07/03/2008 9:37:18 AM PDT by sport
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To: davidosborne

BTTT


40 posted on 07/03/2008 9:58:19 AM PDT by E.G.C. (To read a freeper's FR postings, click on his or her screen name and then "In Forum".)
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To: Miss Didi

Do you know how I can copy this picture in each stage of the picture. This will just be a printed sheet and it is so cute.


41 posted on 07/03/2008 9:59:14 AM PDT by GrandmaC (Jesus is Lord!)
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Darn, I realized after I posted that you would be printing the page...I afraid I don't know. Perhaps a more computer savvy FReeper could answer.
42 posted on 07/03/2008 10:14:50 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: GrandmaC
To the nephew of GrandmaC, and to all the brave warriors in your unit:

Tomorrow is our great nation's Independence Day. Once again our citizens can exercise their freedom and liberty in celebrating this wonderful occasion as a result of two immutable factors:

1) The grace and mercy of our Creator and Almighty GOD as shown through His only begotten son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.

2) The bravery, dedication, and committment of our beloved soldiers who place themselves in harm's way to protect our nation so that we do not have to live in fear.

Nothing we can say can ever adequately express our gratitude to each of you for your service. Never doubt our love and appreciation of you. Never doubt that we pray earnestly, daily for your safety. Always remember that when you return home from your mission, family and friends will be waiting for you with open arms to thank you for your sacrifice. May GOD ALMIGHTY protect you from harm, comfort you in times of trouble, and return you home safely. - OB1

43 posted on 07/03/2008 10:23:14 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (ISLAM IS THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST, DIRECTED BY SATAN AND HIS FALLEN MINIONS.)
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To: GrandmaC
Good heavens yes -

Gentlemen:

You are foremost in our thoughts at home on Independence Day. We are grateful to have you laying your lives on the line to protect something unspeakably precious. Those who take it for granted will only know how precious if they lose it. The people around you will only know how precious if, God willing, they obtain it with your help. The rest of us who do know offer you our heart-felt thanks and our prayers for your safe return. May God bless and keep each and every one of you.

44 posted on 07/03/2008 10:32:34 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GrandmaC

Our sincere gratitude and our undying devotion to you all. For without you we would not be free.

Please know that you are all in our prayers and we await your safe return.

mrs and family


45 posted on 07/03/2008 10:34:37 AM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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To: proudmilitarymrs

Thank you so much for your service to our country. There are still more of us here who appreciate what you are doing and applaud you for it. May God be with you and all those who serve and bring them safely home to their loved ones, and to a country that greatly needs their leadership skills.


46 posted on 07/03/2008 10:45:30 AM PDT by bamagirl1944
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To: GrandmaC

I had a typo in my earlier post and also posted to wrong FReeper. Here’s the corrected version:

Thank you so much for your service to our country. There are still many more of us here who appreciate what you are doing and applaud you for it than those who don’t. May God be with you and all those who serve and bring them safely home to their loved ones, and to a country that greatly needs their leadership skills.


47 posted on 07/03/2008 10:47:28 AM PDT by bamagirl1944
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To: GrandmaC

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who serve, every day.

As I write this on July 3rd, I will celebrate tomorrow - INDEPENDENCE DAY - and remember WHY we are STILL independent. It is because of all of you who are there every day and night while we live our lives in safety and freedom. My family sends thanks, love and appreciation for all that you have sacrificed for us. May God bless all of you and protect you, and may he guide those who have given their all to a well-deserved reward in heaven. They have not died in vain. What you have done, and continue to do, is good and honorable. Thank you!


48 posted on 07/03/2008 10:49:34 AM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: GrandmaC

Dear Troops,

I Couldn’t Be More Proud Of Ya’ll If You Were My Own Sons,,,

A Guy Named Mike Morrison Said That Back In ‘67,,,

You Mite Know Him Better As John Wayne,,,

Hang Tuff,,,

Prayers Up,,,

GOD Bless Ya’ll...

Carry On...


49 posted on 07/03/2008 11:04:22 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: GrandmaC; 2LT Radix jr; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; AirForceMom; AliVeritas; Anti-MSM; aomagrat; ...

Canteen ping - please stop by with some words of encouragement for one of our heroes!


50 posted on 07/03/2008 11:32:39 AM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/peoples-information-support-team/ -JOIN US!-We're PIST!)
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