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Vanity | 02/01/11 | Vendome

Posted on 02/01/2011 1:25:36 PM PST by Vendome

A physics teacher in high school once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American.

Good idea .... one light bulb at a time ....


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A physics teacher in high school once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would.  With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American.

 
       
Good idea .... one light bulb at a time ....
 
Check this out.  I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments.  They were all made in  China  .  The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in  USA  . Start looking.  (note here: earlier this week, RZ was in Lowes looking for a sprinkler head. Looked at RainBird and Looked at Orbits.  RainBird is made inMexico ; Orbits in the  USA  .  Orbits purchased!!)
 
In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job . So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track.  Let's get behind her!
 
My grandson likes Hershey's candy.  I noticed, though, that it is marked made in  Mexico   now.  I do not buy it any more.

 
 
 
 
 
       
My favorite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in  Mexico ... now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
This past weekend I was at Kroger.  I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.  I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled "Everyday Value.  " I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price.  The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here.
 
So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets.  Yep, you guessed it... Bounce cost more money and is made inCanada .  The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE  USA  !  I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!
 
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the  USA  - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
 
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!
 
We should have awakened a decade ago.
 
Let's get with the program.  Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the  U.S.A.
 
I Passed this on. Will you?


1 posted on 02/01/2011 1:25:39 PM PST by Vendome
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To: Vendome

sheeees how big are the keys on dat keyboard?

2 posted on 02/01/2011 1:28:04 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

LOL

I know, I know.

I thought about it and left the formatting to see what would happen.

Probably won’t get read.

Ding dong.


3 posted on 02/01/2011 1:29:24 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Vendome

Great post, yes, I will pass it on.


4 posted on 02/01/2011 1:29:36 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Vendome

So where was our President made, do we turn him upside down to look for the label? From his actions I would say he was molded in a muslim country and shipped here. We need some truth in advertising on our CINC. Maybe we should file a complaint with the FTC and they will tell us as the SCOTUS and Congress don’t seem interested.


5 posted on 02/01/2011 1:29:53 PM PST by rolling_stone ( *this makes Watergate look like a kiddie pool*)
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To: Vendome

:)


6 posted on 02/01/2011 1:30:34 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: LucyT

ping


7 posted on 02/01/2011 1:30:43 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: rolling_stone
I like the "Turn him upside down " part.
8 posted on 02/01/2011 1:31:47 PM PST by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: Doogle; All

Latest trick is to put Made for ABC Co. Akron, OH USA and is small letters Mexico, China etc.


9 posted on 02/01/2011 1:33:15 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Doogle; All

Latest trick is to put Made for ABC Co. Akron, OH USA and is small letters Mexico, China etc.


10 posted on 02/01/2011 1:33:27 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Vendome

Of course no company would every lie about where their product was made.


11 posted on 02/01/2011 1:33:49 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Vendome
Hershey's bars used to be made in the good ol’ USA.

But Florida sugar farmers thought they needed protection from cheap imported sugar and our elected representatives gave them that.

So lots of candy companies had to move out of the USA, because their #1 ingredient was ARTIFICIALLY too expensive.

But I guess losing Hershey's, Mother's Cookies, See's Candies, etc is a small price to pay to make sure we grow sugar right here in the USA for more than it is worth on the world market!

Worse, the tariffs on imported sugar were sold to credulous Americans as being putting America First, Saving Jobs (dey took er yobs!), etc, etc.

12 posted on 02/01/2011 1:35:32 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Vendome

Gee, who’da thunk that you could get chocolate made in Mexico? Isn’t just about all cacao grown in Mexico?


13 posted on 02/01/2011 1:35:45 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: rolling_stone

Well, to tell you the truth, they ripped the labels off him in violation of Federal Law.

Probably need agent Mulder to get the bottom of this.


14 posted on 02/01/2011 1:36:17 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Vendome

I’ve been doing that for years, Vendome.

Even if I have to pay more, I’d rather buy things made in the USA.

I just wish that instead of fine print, they would have a big, beautiful American flag stamped on the packages things made here.

It would sure make it a lot easier for me.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 1:36:20 PM PST by derllak
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To: de.rm

I’d be afraid of what might fall off. Most of that Chinese stuff isn’t screwed together very well.


16 posted on 02/01/2011 1:36:28 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Doogle

ROFLMAO


17 posted on 02/01/2011 1:37:46 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: allmendream

Luckily I don’t care for sweets or desserts and I don’t like chocolate.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 1:38:10 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Vendome
I would pass it on, but there are problems with the Mega-Letter post.

Reduce the size of the letters to default and the length to a paragraph.

19 posted on 02/01/2011 1:39:39 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: derllak

They use to do that at Walmart but now they are too big to care about the founders values.


20 posted on 02/01/2011 1:39:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: allmendream

But Florida sugar farmers thought ....

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There’s the problem ... now the jobs are in Mexico and the Florida EPA has shut down the sugar plantations (paid a LOT of money to them for the land too...) ,, now we have no income from the farming , and no related jobs and we have instigated the movement of thousands (or more) jobs out of the country..


21 posted on 02/01/2011 1:42:17 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Vendome

Vendome,

Completely off topic but in Los Angeles, there’s a Vendome St. Nothing unusual about that, but this street is somewhat famous because located on this street, about 1/8 of a mile south of Sunset Blvd., are the famous “Music Box Steps”, which were depicted in a 1932 Laurel and Hardy film, where they attempt to lug a giant crate, containing a piano, up a long flight of stairs.

The stairs and the house to the right of the stairs are still there. I happened to be there a few days ago, and climbed the 134 steps to the top.

The exact address is 923-937 Vendome St.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWm0nXJYLmk


22 posted on 02/01/2011 1:46:56 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Vendome

>> Let’s get with the program. Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A.

Does that include supporting the Socialists, Leftists, Liberals, and RINOs that hate your guts and the Constitution?

Still a good idea.


23 posted on 02/01/2011 1:48:39 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Vendome

There must have also been a sale on large fonts.


24 posted on 02/01/2011 1:48:43 PM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Hacklehead

They were out of season and when I combined them with coupons....

What a deal!


25 posted on 02/01/2011 1:54:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Vendome

“I Passed this on”

Anytime you see this, don’t


26 posted on 02/01/2011 1:57:49 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Vendome
Finally! Someone using a font that I can see without my glasses. From about 50 feet away that is.

:<)


27 posted on 02/01/2011 2:01:01 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: Signalman

I knew there was a Vendome Street in LA and a friend had said something about a movie. (I wasn’t listening to him as he is a huge Hollywood buff and never shuts up about the place. great person to know for getting into parties though. He knows everyone).

I took my handle from Place Vendome, Paris, France. There you will find Cartier, Bulgari, The Ritz and the Intercontinental Hotel. Love all those places.

Right in the middle is a spire made from cannons captured by Napolean and a statue of himself upon it.


28 posted on 02/01/2011 2:02:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Vendome; Envisioning; waterhill

Yea, I remember when Wal-Mart opened; one of Sam’s goals was to ‘sell American.’ Now, however, they seem to be the Chnese Trade Mission, He (Old Sam) must be spinning in his grave.

I too look for “Made in USA,” but it is harder and harder to find.


29 posted on 02/01/2011 2:03:51 PM PST by ixtl (You live and learn; or you don't live long.)
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To: Signalman

They colorized it!


30 posted on 02/01/2011 2:05:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Vendome

I know. Ain’t it great?


31 posted on 02/01/2011 2:06:07 PM PST by Signalman
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Isn’t just about all cacao grown in Mexico?

No, years ago I saw it growing in St. Lucia and Martinique.

Chocolate

At the end of the 17th century, other European nations succeeded in establishing cocoa production in regions conducive to its cultivation throughout the Caribbean and South America: Curacao (Holland), Jamaica (Great Britain), Martinique and St Lucia, the Dominican Republic (known as Hispaniola in the 17th century), Brazil (Portugal), Guyana and Grenada (France).

During the 19th century, increasing demand for cocoa led to its introduction in Africa, including Principe, Sao Tome, Fernando Po, Nigeria and Ghana. Between 1925 and 1939, African production expanded to Cameroon, concurrent with its colonization.

Trinitario cocoa was also introduced to Sri Lanka (Ceylan) for the first time in 1834, then reintroduced in 1880. Subsequently, Cocoa was planted in Singapore, the Fijian and Samoan Islands, Tanzania, Madagascar and Java.

32 posted on 02/01/2011 2:06:32 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Vendome

2 things:

1) When someone says they can verify something because they say they did it, it is not verification. It is possible that everything at Lowes is Chinese and everything at Ace is made in America in John Madden’s guestroom. But it is not verified.

2) If you are trying to come off as factual, why would you say you were in a store “for some reason?” Whats wrong with saying you were there for a hammer? Or just saying you were there?


33 posted on 02/01/2011 2:15:38 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Vendome

Like to shout, do you?


34 posted on 02/01/2011 2:17:16 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: allmendream

It is funny that if you expand out the ramifications of protecting an industry, you find that the industry will eventually be killed.

All the farmers loved ethanol, because the price of corn was inflated to re-reach the equilibrium (more demand, same supply, higher price). Great for them short term. But, with higher US corn prices, companies using corn syrup will go elsewhere, like South America. Then, you have high prices and low demand, which is a terrible combination. Also, with the higher prices, poultry and cow farmers would either have to raise their price to the end customer, or switch to grass or other feeds, which will hurt corn growers.

I think, from what Ive seen, that if you want to protect a sector of the market, you better be ready to protect the entire economy. Having free trade while forcing import tarrifs on certain sectors will lead those sectors away from the country.


35 posted on 02/01/2011 2:24:19 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

As Rush Limbaugh pointed out, how much protectionism would be required to ensure that the United States still has a ‘buggy whip’ industry?

If it is cheaper to grow sugar in Cuba and Haiti than Florida, Florida needs to suck it up and get out of the sugar business, not get taxpayer money to grow insanely expensive sugar that you force US candy companies to buy, until they move out of the USA.


36 posted on 02/01/2011 2:32:50 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Vendome
I Passed this on. Will you?

Nope. Not into chain letters.

37 posted on 02/01/2011 2:34:40 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: xjcsa

How do you feel about chain mail ?

38 posted on 02/01/2011 3:28:06 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Doogle
Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.

So you are a RABID union supporter? Hershey offered the workers a chance to save their jobs. The union DID NOT WANT TO ALLOW NON UNION WORKERS TO WORK, even just packing boxes! So in an effort to keep their high paying $22.00 an hour union jobs they lost all the jobs in Hershey because of that.

Hershey tried to negotiate with them several times, but the union "stood their ground". Keep standing jerks, meanwhile the job is leaving for Mexico and other NON UNION countries!
39 posted on 02/01/2011 3:50:19 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: fieldmarshaldj
How do you feel about chain mail ?

Can't argue with chain mail; much more flexible than coats of armor.

40 posted on 02/01/2011 4:02:34 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Signalman

Yeah. Shocked me at first but then you think “they probably lived in a world of color too”.


41 posted on 02/01/2011 4:17:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: mojitojoe; Rushmore Rocks; Fantasywriter; warsaw44; ColdOne; GQuagmire; wintertime; Fred Nerks; ...
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Check article. I always read labels, and try to buy stuff Made in the U.S.A., - also purchase foodstuffs with NO high fructose corn syrup whenever possible.

42 posted on 02/01/2011 4:39:55 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT

As do I!


43 posted on 02/01/2011 4:42:23 PM PST by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Vendome

A while back I had to change out the flexplate on my son’s car after he had a mechanic replace the engine. An externally balanced 454 was put in to replace an internally balanced motor and the mechanic just used the orig. unbalanced flexplate. So I wanted new bolts. I went to 2 speed shops and 3 auto parts stores. All of them only had chinese bolts to sell me.

I ended up buying a box of 50 American made bolts from Mcmaster for cheaper than the blisterpack of chinese junk.


44 posted on 02/01/2011 4:55:18 PM PST by Elderberry
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To: LucyT

Hi LucyT, I noticed you are avoiding the HF cornsyryp and thought you might be interested in my new favorite books that help us do just that.

Have you heard of the “Eat This Not That” series of books?

I found them 2 weeks ago and now I take the “Supermarket Survival Guide, Eat This Not That” to the store with me in my purse. It is amazing the crud that is in our food supply. Now I can more easily avoid the usual suspects in our foods.

The restaurant survival guide book is also excellent (”Restaurant Survival Guide, Eat This Not That). I don’t eat out much, but still, I will use that book when I do.

They are cheap books at Amazon (12 bucks) or $20 at bookstores, measure 7 by 7 inches and tuck into most purses.

Thanks for your pings!


45 posted on 02/01/2011 4:59:24 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (President Sarah Louise Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: Vendome
The extra font you used was made in China.

You just bought them a stealth fighter.

46 posted on 02/01/2011 5:05:25 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: TheConservativeParty; rxsid; mojitojoe; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Velveeta; ...
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Cancer cells thrive on HF corn syrup.

Several weeks ago there was an article in a science magazine, unable to locate it without alot of searching, so here is the gist from another online news source:

"...the finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.

"These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation," Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.

"They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/08/02/cancer-fructose-idAFN0210830520100802

47 posted on 02/01/2011 5:27:13 PM PST by LucyT
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Forgot to mention, they are renaming it so we won't know it is HF Corn Syrup. Don't know the new name.

48 posted on 02/01/2011 5:29:27 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT
Check article. I always read labels, and try to buy stuff Made in the U.S.A., - also purchase foodstuffs with NO high fructose corn syrup whenever possible.

As comforting as it is to buy products "Made in the USA," which I do, I often wonder where the contributing food/grain/juice products are from that are used in the production of the product. There really is no truth in the label as long as some or all ingredients come from nations where standards are minimal, lax or nonexistent.

49 posted on 02/01/2011 5:29:27 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: JSteff; Vendome; Lucky9teen

"WABID...WABID...?????....of course I'm wabid, I live in a fweakin jungle"

I think your post was meant for someone else...*smiles*

50 posted on 02/01/2011 5:41:36 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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