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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:08 AM
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5 Years in Iraq is to many!! ~~ March 19th in DC... Be there or near your home but DO something!
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 05:35 AM by Breeze54


United for justice and Peace (UFPJ) has initiated a massive day of creative, nonviolent action
and civil disobedience in the nation's capitol, focusing on the "pillars of war" to interrupt
business as usual for those promoting and profiting from war and empire building.

More...

* What our day will look like

* Housing,

* rides,

* trainings,

* DC resources

* Register to join us in DC on March 19

People from 36 states have registered to participate in the actions in DC, and more are signing up every day. Seven clusters of actions have come together to focus on different pillars of war, including "Blockade the IRS," "Disrupt the War Profiteers," "Funk the War," Civil Resistance with Vets, a "March of the Dead," and more.

There are also already more than 410 local events in all 50 states

on the 5 Years Too Many calendar, and more are being posted hourly.

Join us -- these actions are growing every day, but we still need YOU!

(And everyone you know, too.)


The Winter Soldier schedule has been posted -- live video streaming on the 'net begins on Thursday at 7pm, with "Winter Soldier and the Legacy of GI Resistance." Friday and Saturday's testimonies will also be broadcast live on Free Speech TV. Organize or promote a gathering in your community where people can witness them!


* Check out 5 Years Too Many international solidarity actions!

* New! Local Media Kit and Resources for 5 Years Too Many Actions

* Recently Added Events: 3/19 Northampton, MA 3/19 Manchester, MI 3/15 St. Augustine, FL And more!

What 5 Years Means

A note from Leslie Cagan:

In a little over a month, the U.S. will have been occupying Iraq for 5 years. It's hard to believe. Even when looking at the awful numbers -- more than 1 million Iraqis and nearly 4,000 U.S. servicepeople killed, 2 million Iraqis living as refugees in other countries, with another 2.5 million displaced within Iraq, more than 1 trillion dollars spent -- I find it difficult to grasp what 5 years really means. What is the full sum of the destruction and suffering that has taken place? And what does it mean for the future of our country and our world?

There are some who want to push Iraq off the table until after the elections this fall. We can't let that happen -- there's too much at stake. We must be as active, creative, visible and vocal as possible in order to keep Iraq and our demands prominent in the national discourse throughout the electoral season and beyond. Now is the time to stop funding the war and to bring all the troops home!

Join us! http://www.5yearstoomany.org /

On Wednesday, March 19th, people from almost 40 states (so far) will gather
in Washington, DC, for this historic day of action.

We hope that you too will decide to come to DC on March 19th! It is not too late!


Check out the new and improved 5yearstoomany.org, which is updated daily with more resources,
details about the convergence space, information about trainings, action details, and new flyers
you can download and pass out in your community!


If you can't make it to DC, there are still many ways you can take action.

More than 370 local events are being held around the country, including viewings of the
historic Winter Soldier hearings, and more are being posted on our calendar hourly!

Find and take part in an event in your area, or organize your own!

Read More
http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3853



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The Time to Stop a War on Iran Is Now
http://www.unitedforpeace.org /





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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:25 AM
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1. One lone vote. Thank You.
:cry:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:56 AM
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2. Wow! All the GD-P bitching for what is right & wrong and I hear crickets now...
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 05:58 AM by Breeze54
I guess us regular DUers were right all along...

The election instigators don't really give a rats ass

about what is right. They just want to BE right.

Got it. :(
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:30 AM
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3. Kicking for the homeless Iraqi's.
:(
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:38 AM
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4. 19th it is, I will drop everything and go to DC that day. Will you?
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:44 AM
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5. I've done it before...why would that be any different this time?
:shrug:
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:46 AM
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12. Its on a Wednesday - ever see that before?
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:48 AM
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6. There are two events in WV on that day.
Upcoming Events: http://events.unitedforpeace.org/5yearstoomany/events/s...

Huntington, WV
Campus Demonstration - 03/19

Shepherdstown, WV
5 Years is Enough Vigil- 03/19
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:52 AM
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7. There are 14 events in my state so far...
Upcoming Events:

Andover, MA
5 Years Too Many Vigil- 03/19

Boston, MA
5 Years Too Many vigil- 03/19

Brimfield, MA
5 years too many- 03/19

Fall River, MA
Saturday afternoon at the Movies- 03/15

Falmouth, MA
Peace Vigil- 03/19

Fitchburg, MA
5 YEARS TOO MANY- 03/19

Monterey, MA
Monterey Winter Soldier- 03/15

Newburyport,, MA
March commemorating U.S. invasion of Iraq- 03/16

Northampton, MA
Anniversary of the War Rally/Vigil/March- 03/19

Pittsfield, MA
walk and ceremony- 03/22

Salem, MA
Five Years in Iraq- 03/19

Sherborn, MA
Gandhi, Peace Talk @ The Peace Abbey- 03/15

Vineyard Haven, MA
5 years too many- 03/19

Wayland, MA
5 years too many Vigil- 03/19

Click here to go back to the national map and see all the 5 years too many actions across the country.

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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:46 AM
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11. It would actually be faster to drive to DC from here than either of those 2 places.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:10 PM
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20. Just a thought...
Maybe you could organize a Winter Soldier viewing at your house

and invite some friends and family over? Have a coffee party!
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:23 AM
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9. I'm gonna try.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:08 AM
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8. 5 years.
:cry:

I'll be at the Chicago event, and the one in my home town that will be held earlier but last year's events were pretty sparsely attended. There's an apathy about the protests imho, a resignation if you will to the FACT that we aren't having much impact. Even our Dem representatives aren't very responsive on this.

It's just really sad that Iraq and all it's horrors has dropped off our national screen.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 06:03 PM
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19. I'm going to a Winter Soldier event near me on the 15th...


Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served
in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day
out, on the ground. The four-day event, March 13-16, will bring together veterans from across
the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan -- and present video and
photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and
other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the
history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans' health benefits and support.

In Washington DC, U.S. veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will testify
about what is really happening on the ground in those occupations. UFPJ is helping
local groups organize public viewings of the hearings via live video feed.

More...
http://5yearstoomany.org/article.php?list=type&type=3

* How to access live video and audio feeds
http://www.5yearstoomany.org/article.php?id=73

* How else to support Winter Soldier
http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier/support

* Promotional video
http://www.livevideo.com/video/embedLink/F7791AA1572446...

The hearings will go from the evening of Thursday, March 13th, through to the afternoon of Sunday, March 16th.
Click here for a detailed schedule. (This schedule is subject to change, so we advise you to keep checking it.)

The power of these hearings will increase exponentially if groups and individuals
organize local gatherings where people in every corner of the country can witness it.

Now is the time to plan a gathering (or perhaps several gatherings in your area) where people
can collectively listen to the live broadcasts of the hearings. This will be an incredible opportunity
to reach out and engage with people who have not yet become active in bringing the war to an end.


Click here for detailed information on how to access video and audio broadcasts of the hearings.

Here's how you can watch and listen:

Live Video

* Satellite TV Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15
Get satellite details
* Streaming video on ivaw.org Thursday, March 13 through Sunday, March 16

Live Audio

* Streaming audio at KPFA.org and warcomeshome.org
* Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16
* Radio broadcast on KPFA in Berkley, California and other Pacifica member stations
* Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16

Video and audio archives of Winter Soldier will be available after the event


Winter Soldier Schedule

All times below are Eastern Time. Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, March 13 Streaming video only
7:00PM-9:00PM Winter Soldier and the legacy of GI Resistance

Friday, March 14 Satellite TV, internet video, internet audio, radio
9:00AM 10:45AM Rules of Engagement: Part One
11:00AM 12:30PM The Crisis in Veterans' Heathcare
2:00PM - 3:30PM Corporate Pillaging and Military Contractors
4:00PM - 6:00PM Rules of Engagement: Part Two
7:00PM - 8:30PM Aims of the Global War on Terror: the Political, Legal,
and Economic Context of Iraq and Afghanistan

Saturday, March 15 Satellite TV, internet video, internet audio, radio
9:00AM 10:30AM Divide To Conquer: Gender and Sexuality in the Military
11:00AM - 1:00PM Racism and War: the Dehumanization of the Enemy: Part One
2:00PM - 3:30PM Racism and War: the Dehumanization of the Enemy: Part Two
4:00PM - 6PM Civilian Testimony: The Cost of War in Iraq and Afghanistan
7:00PM - 8:30PM The Cost of the War at Home

Sunday, March 16 Internet video, internet audio, radio
10:00AM - 1:00PM The Breakdown of the Military
2:00PM - 3:15PM The Future of GI Resistance

For flyers, press releases and other documents to help you organize
a local screening of Winter Soldier, visit our resources page.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:43 AM
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10. I thought this might help:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:48 AM
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13. 5 minutes in iraq - too many
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:49 AM
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14. I'm eligible for vacation starting March 13th. I think maybe I know what my
first vacation day should be. That is if I can find anything going on here in Redneck Central.
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tservo Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:42 AM
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15. There's one in Omaha
at 5700 Dodge St. in Memorial Park, from 3PM to 6PM. Hosted by Katy Ludwig.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:06 AM
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16. Thank you.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:29 AM
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17. Still waiting for O'LOOFAH's "apology to the nation"
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 11:34 AM by UTUSN
Back then he said, what? Something like, if the Iraq Attack was wrong in six months he would apologize? I'll try Googling for the exact quote.



On Edit:

The very first link for Google Search "O'Reilly Iraq apology March" was our very own Stewert's in oreilly-sucks.com:

*******QUOTE*******

http://www.oreilly-sucks.com/oreillywmd.htm

O'Reilly Iraq WMD Information
----

Lately, Bill O'Reilly has been playing a little game regarding the WMD situation in Iraq.

Originally, Bill was convinced that when we liberated Iraq, there would be WMDs aplenty. Back in March 2003, he went so far as to tell the Good Morning America viewers that "if the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again."

Months later, after President Bush declared the end of combat operations in Iraq and still no weapons of mass destruction had been uncovered, O'Reilly started to regret those words. So he gave the White House an ultimatum to come clean about the WMDs "in the next few weeks." But when that deadline was about to expire, Bill offered a new expiration date, granting the President an additional five months. Five weeks later, when it became obvious that the administration had no intention of meeting O'Reilly's decree, Bill extended it another six months.

Bill keeps hitting the snooze button on his WMD deadline so that he can avoid (or at least delay) apologizing to the nation and declaring his mistrust for the Bush administration, two things he probably never had any intention of doing under any circumstances.

********UNQUOTE*******
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:53 AM
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18. Damnit.. thats the day before break starts.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:12 PM
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21. Maybe there is an event near you, in your state?
There are over 435 events across the USA that week
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:20 PM
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25. Problem is, i'm an idiot and...
decided to go to the most republican state school in new york.

at least, it seems that way from my perspective..

Good call though, i'll ask people at the college democrats club if they're attending anything relatively nearby!

Really wish I could make it to DC, though. Oh well.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:00 AM
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26. You aren't an idiot at all! - Found 47 Events in NY!
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 12:00 AM by Breeze54
5 Years Too Many Actions in NY

Click the above link for directions, times, etc.


Upcoming Events:

Found 47 - 5 Years Too Many Actions


Albany, NY
Remembering the Fallen- 03/22

Binghamton, NY
Iraq war anniversary- 03/19

Binghamton, NY
CandleLight vigil - 03/19

Brooklyn, NY
5 YEARS TOO MANY!- 03/19

Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Says No To War- 03/19

Brooklyn, NY
Protest at Fossella's office- 03/19

Brooklyn, NY
Peace Rally- 03/19

Carmel, NY
Honk to End the War- 03/19

East Aurora, NY
Candelight Vigil- 03/ 9

Elmira, NY
5 YEARS TOO MANY- 03/19

Garden City, NY
LI Says: 5 Years Too Many! Bring the Troops Home Now!- 03/19

Geneseo, NY
Vigil to Commemorate start of 6th year of war against Iraq- 03/19

Glens Falls, NY
Interfaith Peace Vigil- 03/16

Ithaca, NY
A Giant Puppet Pageant for Peace - 03/15

Nanuet, NY
Candlelight Vigil- 03/19

New Paltz, NY
New Paltz Peace and Protestivus- 03/19

New York, NY
River to River: Join Hands for Peace- 03/22

New York, NY
Local Actions- 03/19

New York, NY
KNIT-IN- 03/19

New York, NY
Peace Vigil at Ground Zero- 03/17

New York, NY
Living Symbol of NonViolence- 03/19

New York, NY
Good Friday Way of the Cross- 03/21

New York, NY
Truth in Recruiting- 03/19

New York, NY
Candlelight Vigil and Rally- 03/19

New York, NY
5 Years of Occupation and Counting- 03/12

New York, NY
Procession and Commemoration- 03/19


Norwich, NY
Candlelight Vigil: No More War; Wage Peace- 03/19

Olean, NY
Protest at Rep. Randy Kuhl's Office in Olean, NY- 03/19

Rochester, NY
Winter Soldier Live Feed Video Screenings- 03/13

Rochester, NY
Peace Activists' Open House & Street "Blog"- 03/19

Rochester, NY
5 Years Too Many-Soldiers&Civilians Speak Out!- 03/19

Rochester, NY
New Priorities Vigil - 5th Anniversary of the War- 03/19

Seatuket, NY
Bring the Troops Home- 03/15

Shirley, NY
End the occupation- 03/19

Staten Island, NY
Visit to Rep. Vito Fossella's Office- 03/19

Staten Island, NY
5 Years Too Many on Staten Island- 03/22

Syracuse, NY
No Business As Usual: End the US Occupation of Iraq- 03/19

Trumansburg, NY
Peace March with "Back To Democracy"- 03/15

Utica, NY
Memorial for those who have died since 2003- 03/19

Watertown, NY
Students For Peace Anti-War Rally- 03/19

White Plains, NY
5 years too many- 03/19

Past Events:
Beacon, NY
Vigil for an end to the IRAQ War- 03/ 4
Dunkirk, NY
5 Years Too Many- 03/ 5
New York, NY
We Must Not Be Silent- 02/ 1
new york city, NY
WORLD PEACE- 02/23
Pawling, NY
Pawling Peace Walk- 03/ 8
Syracuse, NY
Winter Soldier 1971 Film Screening- 03/ 4
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 02:20 PM
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28. Setauket!
Thats my home town :D

I should be able to make it to syracuse though! Thanks for the list.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:34 PM
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29. Woot!!
Pretty damn cool! :D

Glad to be of assistance! ;)
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:14 PM
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22. Get out of Iraq NOW
even two minutes is too much
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:16 PM
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23. Agreed.... but that's the name of the new website...
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:02 PM
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24. kick! n/t
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ptvet Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 12:31 AM
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27. Thanks Breeze
Another kick and rec.
I can't make DC this time, but I will be at events in Portland and Seattle....
:kick:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:35 PM
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30. Well; looking at my $$ crunch
I may instead be staying near home myself. There are a bunch of events in MA too.

One is just a few miles from my house and of course, there's always Boston. ;)

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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 11:06 AM
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31. Kicking as a reminder....
:hi:
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