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Targeted Prayer
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Posted on 03/29/2003 6:57:33 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt

A call to prayer warriors to unite in "targeted" prayers - prayers aimed specifically at geographic areas of Iraq that are involved in heated battle (cities, towns, locales, objectives). Reason: In Old Testament God was specific in His instructions to those involved in armed conflicts. As we read or hear about battles going on in specific cities in Iraq or regions - we can unite to pray for the battles in these areas. We are not just fighting Saddam and his henchmen. There is a very real spiritual battle taking place because anywhere such evil has been allowed to fluorish as it has inside Iraq - "principalities, powers, and forces of darkness" take up residence in physical locales as well as inside the human beings dwelling there.

We are not able to defeat the legions of demons inside Iraq - but there is One who is MORE THAN ABLE to do so. We must engage in the conflict simply as being a front line prayer warrior - holding up a certain region before God in prayer and asking that the One who came to this earth to DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL and who, while He was here, went from town to town, delivering people from the hosts of wickedness that indwelt them - displaying his supreme AUTHORITY OVER EVIL SPIRITS and DEMONS and SATAN himself - this One, Jesus Christ - and His Holy Angels would be present in power and authority to defeat the demonic hordes of certain specific locales involved in intense fighting.

Yes, we are praying for individuals in our military and for our general war effort and for the families of those involved and for our President and our leaders.

But we can also do STRATEGIC PRAYING FOR LOCALES in the "news" as we read/hear about setbacks for instance and/or areas needing breakthroughs - and that kind of praying is what I am encouraging with this post.

For any who would like to participate - post here or Freepmail me and I will post a locale / specific area each day for "targeted" prayer warrior praying.


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Anyone who feels called to be a prayer warrior - understanding that the forces we face are more than just then Saddam's thugs - please sign in.

For those who do not agree with this effort - or who deny the ongoing spiritual warfare involved in what we are doing - that's fine. God bless you.

By the way - we don't have to do all the praying in public - we should not even do so. But we can unite on a locale, a strategic prayer objective, and then go to the prayer closet! We should keep praying for the strategic objective until that objective has been "clearly achieved".

1 posted on 03/29/2003 6:57:33 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: kayak; LadyX; billbears; Faith
Targeted Prayer (locales) ping.
2 posted on 03/29/2003 6:58:30 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
I'm there
3 posted on 03/29/2003 6:58:35 AM PST by judicial meanz (Lets do the world a favor and give Saddam a Dirt-nap!)
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To: judicial meanz
Thank you! Pass the word.

First Targeted Prayer Locale: BASRA.

We need a map.

4 posted on 03/29/2003 7:01:08 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: patriciaruth
Passing the word - praying specifically for BASRA today to be cleared out of demonic forces by the Hosts of Heaven! Pass the word.
5 posted on 03/29/2003 7:03:44 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: self
Basra is 2nd largest city in Iraq.

Story about Basra - good work. Now let's ask God to liberate BASRA! To destroy the works of the devil inside that town. Hold up that town to God in prayer, asking for HIS DELIVERANCE OF THAT AREA FROM THE FORCES OF DARKNESS! AND THANK HIM FOR IT!!! PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!

6 posted on 03/29/2003 7:06:58 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: dalebert; mommadooo3; BibChr; richardtavor; netmilsmom; Alamo-Girl; kate; tiki; mountaineer; ...
Targeted Prayer bump: Praying for BASRA - for God's "forces" to clean out the "dark forces" of Basra! Lift BASRA up in prayer to God for HIS VICTORY today! (If this is not something you want to join in with - please forgive the ping - and no problem). (If you think it's worthy of a prayer ping to others, please pass the word.) And we need a map of BASRA.
7 posted on 03/29/2003 7:21:18 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; DittoJed2; esther2; Azbushgal; GretchenEE; ohioWfan; rabidralph; whoever; Hila; ..
Latest Sitmap (courtesy: Agonist)

[Click on image for full-sized version.]


8 posted on 03/29/2003 7:49:15 AM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our nation!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
If you click on the map to enlarge it, you can find Basra near the lower right.
9 posted on 03/29/2003 7:50:25 AM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our nation!)
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To: Wphile; Brad's Gramma; homeschool mama; Mo1; Howlin; ladyinred; NordP; GretchenEE; lonestar; ...
Please forgive duplicate pings.
10 posted on 03/29/2003 7:52:00 AM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our nation!)
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To: kayak
I will put Basra on my prayer list.
11 posted on 03/29/2003 7:54:58 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: kayak
Thanks for the ping, Kay. Unceasing prayers work!
12 posted on 03/29/2003 7:56:02 AM PST by Carolinamom
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To: kayak
Prayer bump!
13 posted on 03/29/2003 8:00:38 AM PST by Bigg Red
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To: kayak
Fantastic map, Kayak - thank you! Yes, click on it for location of Basra - and we can post any and all links to Basra stories here. And will post info on some How to's. Also, we need to know that there may be "emergency" locales that come to our attention each day that really need "targeted prayers". Will add these as well but trying to focus on one "locale" per day or til that locale is secured.
14 posted on 03/29/2003 8:10:10 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; Diogenesis
The "GOTTA SEE THIS" threads, usually posted daily by Diogenesis, have pictures often not seen elsewhere. Today's thread has quite a few pictures from Basra as well as additional maps.

GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/30/03-Baghdad,Az Zubaya,Basra,Kuwait City

15 posted on 03/29/2003 8:19:16 AM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our nation!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Presidential Pride sunk in yacht attack

March 29, 2003

IN a huge blow to Saddam Hussein's pride, his vast presidential yacht is believed to have been sunk in a coalition air strike.

Typically, his yacht - the luxurious Al Mansur - was the largest ship in the Iraqi navy, despite having no military value whatsoever.

But following an attack by allied bombers on the port of Basra, Saddam's floating pride and joy is now understood to be partially submerged.

Also destroyed in the attack were virtually the entire remnants of the Iraq navy, with two large patrol boats and a supply ship left shattered on the bed of the Shatt Al Arab river.

With at least one other Iraqi patrol boat already sunk in the Persian Gulf, and six patrol boats under allied control at the port of Umm Qasr, Saddam now has no effective maritime force.....

16 posted on 03/29/2003 8:26:53 AM PST by browardchad
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; Diver Dave; Dubya; WVNan; dansangel; dutchess; Pippin; SpookBrat; SassyMom; ...
A wonderful effort, Freedom'sWorthIt!
Indeed, we are instructed to send forth praise of our Father, the Lord God Almighty, whose wonders never cease, before us in battle.

Yes, in this current one against the legions of the 'other one,' we need His intervention to gain all victories without shedding the blood of our sons and daughters.

We can also pray for the hearts of the enemies to somehow be changed and simply give up the fight - and for them to find our loving God rather than one who destroys.

We can actively pray for all the innocents in the paths of conflict, and for the establishment of a more benign government.

The Book of Isaiah says one glorious day, every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear that He is Lord!

We pray for that day for all of your children, Lord.

17 posted on 03/29/2003 8:28:02 AM PST by LadyX (((( All praise and honor goes to Him... ))))
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Count me in!
18 posted on 03/29/2003 8:36:22 AM PST by Pippin ( God bless George W. Bush and God bless America)
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To: LadyX
AMEN! COME LORD JESUS!
19 posted on 03/29/2003 8:38:11 AM PST by Pippin ( God bless George W. Bush and God bless America)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; Salvation
A heartfelt prayer for Basra and the safety and victory of our troops. Lord, deliver them from evil.
20 posted on 03/29/2003 8:44:19 AM PST by tiki
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
 
Heading for the prayer closet...

21 posted on 03/29/2003 8:55:51 AM PST by browardchad
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To: Pippin
Thank you, Pippin.

Freedom'sWorthIt and I met in November 1998 at the first meeting of Carolina (North and South) Freepers, and were instant friends.
She is a mighty Prayer Warrior indeed.

By the way, I will be praying for your father's problem to resolve quickly.

22 posted on 03/29/2003 9:15:16 AM PST by LadyX (((( All praise and honor goes to Him... ))))
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To: LadyX
Thanks, LadyX!
23 posted on 03/29/2003 9:16:30 AM PST by Pippin ( God bless George W. Bush and God bless America)
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To: kayak; LadyX; Pippin; All

Great link to Gotta see this - many pictures re: to Basra: This is another good pictoral "map".

Dear Father, we lift up Basra and the forces at war there. We lift up the people of Basra and ask that you reach their hearts and minds with your truth by your Holy Spirit as we ask that the One who has all authority on earth, in heaven, and under the earth - would be right there in the midst of the fighting. Lord Jesus, our strong deliverer, BIND in that place, in Basra - all the forces of darkness, all the demonic spirits localized in that area, and send them OUT away never to return to that region. Lord Jesus, thank you that you "train our hands for war" - the war of prayer and the war of deliverance from evil. Be with all the forces at work to deliver Basra from the grasp of evil, of demonic forces. Cleanse Basra of all such forces and spirits and fill it with YOUR Spirit, sending in YOUR HOLY ANGELS and the Chariots of fire to carry out YOUR WILL in this place of conflict.

Father, we lift up the soldiers fighting for freedom and deliverance of the Iraqi people and to uncover the truth of the evil hidden there. REMOVE THE BLINDERS AND GIVE SIGHT TO ALL THOSE WHO CANNOT SEE THE TRUTH in that area.

Open the prison doors of those who have been held captive there by evil for so many years and cleanse the area of all the forces of darkness filling it with YOUR LIGHT, the LIGHT of truth, justice, and freedom.

Confuse and confound those forces that are now going to be sent OUT of Basra at your command as we hold this strategic area up to you in prayer and protect all those fighting for its deliverance. Give strong wisdom, guidance, and protection to the commanders making the decisions about Basra and especially give courage and help to the people there held captive by the demonic inspired people allied with hell.

Lord Jesus, you said that the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against your church. We, the church of Jesus Christ, Unite in intercession for Basra to be delivered and set free in the Name of Jesus Christ! And we will continue to pray for Basra until that freedom and security takes place! AMEN.

(Thank you all for joining the targeted prayer effort and please pass the word to others who might want to join in).

24 posted on 03/29/2003 9:18:19 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: kayak; All
oops - trying again for the mini-map:


25 posted on 03/29/2003 9:21:38 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: browardchad; tiki
Thank you for joining this prayer effort. Strategic praying.
26 posted on 03/29/2003 9:22:23 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Prayers up....might want to remind all to don the Lord's gift of our 'whole armor of God'!
27 posted on 03/29/2003 9:25:12 AM PST by mommadooo3
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Here is another targeted prayer.

As we speak, Islamic forces all over the Middle East are cheering Jihad and pledging to confront the Allies with terrorism, or even direct military action. Syria, Iran, and to some extent Egypt are foaming with belligerent forces itching to enlarge this conflict and hand us defeat.

Our Israeli allies are facing these threats as well as our coalition Allies.

Its time to pray harder than before, and in earnest,that this conflict doesnt spread. If it is God's will for it to spread, then lets pray that the enemy earns his judgement at the hand of the Lord in a decisive manner.

I have no patience with Islamists today, and I apologize if my sentiments sound non Christian.
28 posted on 03/29/2003 9:26:12 AM PST by judicial meanz (Lets do the world a favor and give Saddam a Dirt-nap!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
I pray for our troops that God will give them the victory in Basra and the other cities. I pray for our enemies that even now God has the power to touch their hearts, allow them to see the lies not only of their leaders but of their religion, to change them as only He can, and that they would lay down their weapons. In Christ's Holy Name
29 posted on 03/29/2003 9:32:19 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Sign me up.
30 posted on 03/29/2003 9:53:43 AM PST by manna
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To: All
Taking Basra UK's 'primary focus' (says UK military)
31 posted on 03/29/2003 11:18:41 AM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our nation!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; LadyX
How about putting me in for praying with you other Christians.
32 posted on 03/29/2003 11:21:13 AM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; kayak
What a wonderful idea for specific, targeted prayer each day. Please count me in.

Kay, thanks for the ping.

33 posted on 03/29/2003 12:56:59 PM PST by computerjunkie
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
I'm praying and trusting in God that we have already prevailed over the forces of evil! Praise God!!!
34 posted on 03/29/2003 1:02:01 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Count me in, FWI. What a wonderful thing you've started.
35 posted on 03/29/2003 1:21:46 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Lord Jesus, you said that the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against your church. We, the church of Jesus Christ, Unite in intercession for Basra to be delivered and set free in the Name of Jesus Christ!

In Jesus' Holy Name, AMEN!

36 posted on 03/29/2003 1:25:02 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: kayak
Thanks Kayak. Prayers said.
37 posted on 03/29/2003 2:15:49 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: mommadooo3
Absolutely right - we must put on the Whole Armor of God if we are going to be on the frontlines of "engagement" of the spiritual warfare that is ongoing.

Ephesians 6: We should begin each day praying on the Armor of God:

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

A good resource re: putting on the armor of God can be found Over here.

Thanks for the reminder, Mommadooo3.

38 posted on 03/29/2003 2:39:50 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Victoria Delsoul; Brad's Gramma; kayak; Alamo-Girl; computerjunkie; Dubya; manna; billbears; ...
Thanks for "signing on" for targeted prayer duty.

Let's hold up the arms of those on the ground fighting to liberate Basra by our prayers for Victory in Basra! (And see above - let's put on the full armor of God as we do this "work").

Pass the word about the effort if you can. Thanks again. Will check back in later tonight. We will continue to pray for Basra's liberation until it is liberated! We will pray for God's Holy Angels (asking for legions and legions), His Chariots of Fire, His Holy Spirit to come to the aid of the people of Basra who are being killed by the Saddamites and for the safety of our forces in the area and for the total victory and liberation of this city from the forces of evil. Do not expect this to take place quickly. But let's EXPECT TOTAL AND GREAT VICTORY!

39 posted on 03/29/2003 2:45:18 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Why thank YOU for that link! Have this thread bookmarked now. That link mentioned about satan 'perverting' the Word. It reminded me of Lester Sumrall teaching that next to GOD, Jesus, Holy Spirit, that satan was the NEXT expert on the Word.

So to all our prayer warriors, put on the Whole Armor, and wrap your family members in the covering of the Precious Blood. 'Cuz all hell will probably 'target' you. (been there, done that, survived it, PTL!!!)

40 posted on 03/29/2003 3:55:32 PM PST by mommadooo3
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; LadyX
Prayers from me.
41 posted on 03/29/2003 4:18:26 PM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: deadhead; mommadooo3
Thank you - MMD - and welcome to the battle, deadhead.
42 posted on 03/29/2003 4:35:29 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Bigg Red; Carolinamom; Miss Marple; LadyX; Pippin; kayak; deadhead; browardchad; tiki; ...
Some good news - the statue of Saddam in Basra has been destroyed! Now, let's pray for these British soldiers and all those assisting them continue to be successful and protected as they go against a true "den" of evil. Pray again for the God of Hosts to bring His Mighty Angels into Basra and to bind and send OUT of Basra - not to return - all the spirits of wickedness that infest that city (by way of the thugs they inhabit and also by way of the princes - heads of the principalities of that region.

And, as we pray, understand we are on the true frontlines. As Mammadooo says - pray for the blood of Jesus Christ, shed for you and for me, to cover you and to cover our loved ones, and to cover all those fighting for freedom and to cover the innocent Iraqi's in Basra. Put on the full armor of God BEFORE you pray. And spread the word - and God bless and keep you all.

43 posted on 03/29/2003 5:03:50 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Great link! Thanks!
44 posted on 03/29/2003 5:12:05 PM PST by computerjunkie
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Amen!


45 posted on 03/29/2003 5:29:16 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Praying now.
46 posted on 03/29/2003 5:59:49 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Why we need to be praying so fervently for the people of Basra ... and for those Brits who are fighting this hideous evil there ......

A teenage girl waved at our troops... she was hanged within the hour

I also strongly recommend that you read the linked article in the first post ..... very powerful and touching words from a man who seems to be another one put in the right place at the right time.

47 posted on 03/29/2003 6:41:26 PM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our nation!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Prayer bump!
48 posted on 03/29/2003 8:29:29 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; Chemist_Geek
praying specifically for BASRA today to be cleared out of demonic forces by the Hosts of Heaven!

I'm in.

49 posted on 03/29/2003 9:26:23 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Prayer bump
50 posted on 03/29/2003 11:19:43 PM PST by tiki
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