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(Vanity) Folding@Home - Team (we're still searching for a name), is now at #777 and still climbing.
Vanity | 03/03/2006 | Klutz_dohanger

Posted on 01/03/2006 7:46:46 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger

Welcome to the folding at home thread. The previous thread has gotten too large, so we move on to yet another.

While this folding@home team is not officially sanctioned by Free Republic, it's members, or it's founders, it is comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing, who have banded together, to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via Distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimers, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE).

Currently, the team is in 777th place, having moved up from 1200th place, a week earlier, and is now in the top 100 teams, for daily contributions.

This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, links are provided to the program, or it is easily googled by "folding@home".


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1 posted on 01/03/2006 7:46:48 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger
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To: Klutz Dohanger

If we're looking for a name, may I suggest: "Friends of Free Republic".


2 posted on 01/03/2006 7:47:50 PM PST by Tax Government (Defeat the evil miscreant donkeys and their rhino lackeys.)
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To: Klutz Dohanger
The previous thread has gotten too large.

You know I'm with you on this project, right?

I believe one new thread a week will be plenty. The post count easily goes to (2^16)-1.

3 posted on 01/03/2006 7:48:47 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

Freeper Folders?


4 posted on 01/03/2006 7:49:27 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: All

Folding@Home FAQ for new users:

What is Folding@Home? A Stanford University project to find out how proteins fold.

Why it's important: Proteins folding wrong causes all kinds of diseases, like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and forms of cancer. Folding@Home uses novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. Through Folding@home, scientists now have the horsepower to study the mechanics of protein folding. With its ability to share the workload among hundred of thousands of computers economically, Folding@home can help scientists understand how proteins snap, or don’t, into their predestined shapes — and may help to explain the origins of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and apparently unrelated diseases. We're fueling research that could end all that.

How it works: You download a safe, tested program (see link below) that is certified by Stanford University. It gets work from Stanford, runs calculations using your spare computer power, and sends the results back to the University.

Is it safe? Yes! Folding@Home rarely effects computer performance in any way and won't compromise your privacy in any way. It only uses the computing power you aren't using so it doesn't slow down other programs.

How to starting folding for the team: 1.)Download the folding program from Stanford University's folding download page (see link below). Type in your desired username. 2) Type in 36120 for the team number. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT - if you get the number wrong, you won't be folding for our FreeRepublic member team! 3) The third question asks, "Launch automatically at machine startup, installing this as a service?" - We recommend you answer YES. Otherwise you will have to manually start the program after every reboot.

How can my computer help? Even if he were given exclusive access to all of the world’s supercomputers, Standford still wouldn’t have as much processing power as they get from the supercluster of people’s desktop systems Folding@home relies on. Modern supercomputers are essentially a cluster of hundreds of processors linked by fast networking. But Stanford needed the power of hundreds of thousands of processors, not just hundreds.

There's no reason to not get involved! It's free, easy, and you can know you're helping every minute without lifting a finger.


5 posted on 01/03/2006 7:49:37 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (*ouch*)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

36120 bump


6 posted on 01/03/2006 7:50:39 PM PST by Drango ("The welfare state kills more poor people in a year than private business." Newt 1995)
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To: All

Summary - Folding Links of Interest

1. Where to get the Folding@home client
http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html

2. FreeRepublic.com Folder Stats
http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=36120

3. Extreme Overclockers stats for FreeRepublic.com
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=36120

NOTE:
Only the top 2000 teams are included on Overclockers, and when a team reaches the top 800, individual stats are included.

4. Our Competition:
a. Democratic Underground
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=48157
b. Daily Kos
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=48083

5. Another Statistics Page
a. Sortable Team Member Stats
http://fahstats.com/t.php?t=36120
b. Team Production
http://fahstats.com/tp.php?t=36120
c. Teams on the Radar Scope
http://fahstats.com/tr.php?t=36120

6. Third Party monitoring software
http://fahmon.silent-blade.org/

7. DU Folding Thread.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x38723

8. How much are those work units worth?
a. http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/allprojects
b. http://fah-web.stanford.edu/psummary.html

8. Stat Image Generator
a.Link http://www.statgfx.com/statgfx/getlink.cgi?service=folding

2 posted on 01/02/2006 11:54:15 AM CST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120) - For more info, search FR keyword: folding)
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To: systematic

Bump for the home team

3 posted on 01/02/2006 11:57:00 AM CST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won’t back down)
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To: systematic
Our Competition

They aren't competition.
4 posted on 01/02/2006 11:57:59 AM CST by Glenn (What I've dared, I've willed; and what I've willed, I'll do!)
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To: systematic
I'm new to this, (as you can tell, I signed up different processors with different screenames at first), but I have a question about project sizes.

Is a 5000 frame WU unusual?


5 posted on 01/02/2006 11:58:12 AM CST by DocRock
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To: systematic; DocRock; Brian Allen; youngtechster; E.G.C.; RebelTex; cabojoe; Conspiracy Guy; ...

Previous threads (for those who wish to catch up):

(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (#1700)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1537549/posts

(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,550)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1541538/posts

(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,450)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1542884/posts

(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,200!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1547014/posts

(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@HOme Project Update - top 1000
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1549077/posts

(Vanity) Free Republic Folding@Home Project update - TOP 900!!!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1550060/posts

(Vanity) Free Republic Folding@Home Project update - We're in the TOP 850!!!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1550656/posts?q=1&&page=1


7 posted on 01/03/2006 7:52:45 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (*ouch*)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

777??!!

(runs out to buy a lotto ticket)


8 posted on 01/03/2006 7:52:50 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (What? Me worry?)
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To: A.Hun; aliquando; ambrose; AmericaUnite; Andrewksu; apoc; Big Giant Head; BitDrifter; ...

!ping!

Please post if you want on or off this ping list.


9 posted on 01/03/2006 7:56:24 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: Klutz Dohanger
Remember to change the names of the group on the FAQ posts as well. Hmm. Feels kinda like I have to be on good behavior with a new thread and stick to the topic. Bleh.
10 posted on 01/03/2006 7:57:13 PM PST by kingu
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To: VeniVidiVici

I used to work for a blanket company, but it folded.


11 posted on 01/03/2006 7:58:34 PM PST by csmusaret (Urban Sprawl is an oxymoron)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

Now that we are in the top 800, our stats at extreme overclocking get more detailed with individual user stats.

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=36120


12 posted on 01/03/2006 7:58:40 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Petronski
You know I'm with you on this project, right? I believe one new thread a week will be plenty. The post count easily goes to (2^16)-1.

I know, but it gets a little hard to navigate, when the thread gets up over 500+ posts.

13 posted on 01/03/2006 8:02:16 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: kingu
Remember to change the names of the group on the FAQ posts as well.

oops.. I thought I had gotten them all. *shrug*

14 posted on 01/03/2006 8:04:34 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: Tax Government

Team Gipper was suggested in the last thread - I kinda like the sound of it!


15 posted on 01/03/2006 8:18:47 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (Welcome to my little Rosemary Anne, born 10/24)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

Please keep me on your list, :-).


16 posted on 01/03/2006 8:20:20 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Klutz Dohanger
Image hosted by TinyPic.com

Might this do as a placeholder, until something is decided? Just so we have something, not nothing.

17 posted on 01/03/2006 8:25:17 PM PST by paulat
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Please keep me on your list >p>I'm in an upbeat mood. I've only been adding, and haven't had a request for a deletion yet.
18 posted on 01/03/2006 8:25:49 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: paulat
Might this do as a placeholder, until something is decided? Just so we have something, not nothing.

Hopefully, we're not going anywhere, the threads will continue, and we'll all decide on a name for good ole #36120.

19 posted on 01/03/2006 8:30:27 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: paulat

Looks like a good picture.

I support: Team Gipper, Team Reagan,
Reagan's Legacy, or I guess anything about Ronald Reagan since tha man is probably the most important man in recent history.


20 posted on 01/03/2006 8:31:29 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Klutz Dohanger
Hmmm?

- Team FReedom
- FReedom Folders.

21 posted on 01/03/2006 8:33:19 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Bush lied, people dyed....their fingers.)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

Why not just use Freepers or Freeper Folders, the SETI team uses it: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=30594


22 posted on 01/03/2006 8:34:54 PM PST by ezsmoke
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To: ezsmoke

Yeah, but Berkeley has a much better reputation with conservatives....


23 posted on 01/03/2006 8:37:18 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Bush lied, people dyed....their fingers.)
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To: Klutz Dohanger
we're still searching for a name

Folding in Our Pajamas?

24 posted on 01/03/2006 8:38:39 PM PST by Flyer (Does anyone ever PULL the envelope?)
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To: SC Swamp Fox

The Team formerly known as FR?


25 posted on 01/03/2006 8:39:04 PM PST by Drango ("The welfare state kills more poor people in a year than private business." Newt 1995)
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To: REDWOOD99
How about "Fine Freeping Folders" for a more alliterative approach.
26 posted on 01/03/2006 8:41:24 PM PST by Swordmaker (Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs.)
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To: Malsua

"...tell them to go out there with all they've got and fold just one for the Gipper."

27 posted on 01/03/2006 8:41:24 PM PST by Senator Bedfellow
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To: All
Still delusional. Based on current trends, it's more like a few years.... not weeks.

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20. We'll catch up and overtake the idiot Freepers

in a few weeks!

Bwahhaaahhaaa ............................

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28 posted on 01/03/2006 8:45:18 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

Hey now - they popped out a whopping 10,000 points last week. Versus good ol' 36120's 85,000. Why they'll catch up to us...well, never. LOL.


29 posted on 01/03/2006 8:50:37 PM PST by Senator Bedfellow
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To: Swordmaker

I owe you a beer. That's the first time I've seen "alliterative" used in a sentence in at leas 5 yrs!


30 posted on 01/03/2006 8:50:54 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: Malsua
Image hosted by TinyPic.com

As in "Win this one for the Gipper"

31 posted on 01/03/2006 8:52:51 PM PST by paulat
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To: Senator Bedfellow

Meant to include you in #31.


32 posted on 01/03/2006 8:54:01 PM PST by paulat
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To: paulat

Nice. Do we prefer that one over something more presidential? Casual or formal, I guess...


33 posted on 01/03/2006 8:55:11 PM PST by Senator Bedfellow
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To: REDWOOD99
I owe you a beer. That's the first time I've seen "alliterative" used in a sentence in at leas 5 yrs!

Yeah, but don't ask him to spell it... or you'll owe him a six pack

34 posted on 01/03/2006 8:56:40 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: csmusaret
I used to work for a blanket company, but it folded.

(argh)

:-)

35 posted on 01/03/2006 9:07:04 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (What? Me worry?)
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To: Senator Bedfellow

I'm just throwin' 'em out there...this is most folks favorite pic of RR. If you want something more formal, I can do that, too.


36 posted on 01/03/2006 9:08:01 PM PST by paulat
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To: DocRock

Bookmark


37 posted on 01/03/2006 9:09:30 PM PST by DocRock
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To: Klutz Dohanger
I've been so disappointed with the reception our project has received that I just logged on for the first time today(I'm usually on as soon as I wake up and stay on all dang day). I don't care what we call ourselves, but I think we should not choose a trite name but it should be identifiable to those of us who are regulars around here.
Remember, we're just happy to be doing good works.
38 posted on 01/03/2006 9:18:56 PM PST by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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To: Uriah_lost
I've been so disappointed with the reception our project has received that I just logged on for the first time today(I'm usually on as soon as I wake up and stay on all dang day). I don't care what we call ourselves, but I think we should not choose a trite name but it should be identifiable to those of us who are regulars around here. Remember, we're just happy to be doing good works.

I hear ya.. I was tempted not to get back on today, but I was drawn back, and some very supportive e-mails encouraged me. We might not have official sanction, but the team members keep rolling in, 5 more signed up by my count, so while we're down, we're not out, and will come out bigger and better than ever. The name, I agree, shouldn't be taken lightly, but that's the easiest problem to overcome.

39 posted on 01/03/2006 9:32:12 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

Please take me off this ping list. Thanks!


40 posted on 01/03/2006 9:38:59 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress; DocRock; technochick99; systematic; texas booster

!ping list!

Add: DocRock, Technochick99
Remove: Nita Nupress

Thanks


41 posted on 01/03/2006 9:49:25 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

I'm new to this folding stuff, and I've only been on FR for just over a year and this hooplah sucks.

For whatever it's worth, my late father was a Stanford graduate just like most of my family and my family would be hard-pressed to qualify as libtards! They support Stanford with large endowments as well; my father even left a big chunk of money to Stanford in his will. Let's face it, libtards seem to infiltrate most institutions of higher learning, but this project does not appear to be one of those situations. If it was good enough for generations of my conservative family, it's good enough for me to donate CPU time.

Oh well. I'll continue to participate in this project. I also respect Jim Robinson's position, and this is my favorite website. There is no place on the internet like FR, and Mr. Robinson has clearly done well exercising the judgment he has to have built what he has. I will also continue to support Free Republic.

Aloha. Still part of Team #36120 and still part of FR.



42 posted on 01/03/2006 9:55:50 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Klutz Dohanger; paulat; systematic
I just updated the Free Republic Folders home page. Tell me if you like it.

Questions - Is the image of Ronald Reagan, or the graphic that uses it, copyrighted in any way? Does anyone know who we should contact for permission to use in a noncommercial way?

Will using this image at the Tinypic url punish anyone for bandwidth issues? If so does anyone have ideas where else we could host it?

I chose to keep Free Republic in the name since I originally came up with this name all by myself, years ago :')

Seriously, few others would be in this team without the strength of Free Republic to bring us together. How else would I have ever "met" Klutz, Malsua, umbagi, systematic, Clara Lou and a host of others?

Would any of us be as aware of the travails of the trucking industry if we didn't get a chance to meet papasmurf? Or how his path in life is not all that different from our own?

So please send me suggestions and solutions that can make this a better team. I need your ideas and support to improve every aspect of our little band of brothers.

And to the DU trolls, please keep telling us how you are gonna leave us in your dust. That means you have to find a lot more computers somehow. Who knows? Your help might just be the one that keeps the next Ronald Reagan very healthy and contributing to society well into his 90's.

I will seldom be on during the week but I will reply to every post and FReepmail eventually. My goal is a stable team name and graphic by this weekend.
43 posted on 01/03/2006 9:58:40 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120))
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To: KJC1
Oh well. I'll continue to participate in this project. I also respect Jim Robinson's position, and this is my favorite website. There is no place on the internet like FR, and Mr. Robinson has clearly done well exercising the judgment he has to have built what he has. I will also continue to support Free Republic. Aloha. Still part of Team #36120 and still part of FR

Mahalo, and I agree with you on all.

44 posted on 01/03/2006 10:00:28 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: Malsua

Bump!


45 posted on 01/03/2006 10:14:23 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: csmusaret

I used to work for a laundry that folded.



But I washed out, my sales were flat.


46 posted on 01/03/2006 10:16:36 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

Can you explain to me in simple terms what this is all about?


47 posted on 01/03/2006 10:21:56 PM PST by Feiny (Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.)
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To: ezsmoke

I was thinking "Used to be FreeRepublic until JR nixed" was a good name.


48 posted on 01/03/2006 10:23:21 PM PST by MarkeyD (Cowards cut and run. Marines finish the job. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: feinswinesuksass
Stanford University has a huge project which requires lots of computers to do a bunch of calculations to fold proteins. So rather than pay for all the computers to do this, they create d a 'contest' that allowed interested third parties to donate their extra CPU time. So now their are teams of computers that compete to see who can run the most calculations. FreeRepublic had a team but JR didn't like them using the name.
49 posted on 01/03/2006 10:28:41 PM PST by MarkeyD (Cowards cut and run. Marines finish the job. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: feinswinesuksass

Also, nice profile.


50 posted on 01/03/2006 10:34:17 PM PST by MarkeyD (Cowards cut and run. Marines finish the job. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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