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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:02 PM
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Announcing the winner of our GRAND PRIZE -- a 64GB iPad 2 with WiFi and 3G...
Edited on Mon May-23-11 11:04 PM by Skinner
intheozone!



Congratulations to intheozone, and to all of our virtual Golden Ticket winners.

And thank you to all our donors. You made this fund drive a big success!

:loveya:

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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:05 PM
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1. Yay!!
Edited on Mon May-23-11 11:05 PM by stevedeshazer
Congratulations!
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:05 PM
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2. Congrats
:toast:
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:06 PM
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3. Congrats, inthe zone indeed!
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:07 PM
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4. Congrats, my dear intheozone!
Have a ball with your beautiful new iPad!

:toast:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:08 PM
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5. Congrats to Intheozone!
:applause:
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catabryna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:08 PM
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6. Very cool!
Enjoy :)
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:09 PM
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7. Congratulations intheozone!
Enjoy your new ipad.

:toast:
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:12 PM
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8. Huge Congratulations! I'm so glad for myself that the nervousness can now
subside.
Enjoy your huge win. I'm genuinely happy for you, though I would have loved to win it.

:)
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PoiBoy Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:13 PM
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9. Congratulations intheozone...!!!
What a great grand prize....!!! and for a great cause...DU..!!!


:hi:
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:16 PM
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10. Nobody wants a tablet, they want an iPad.*
Nice prize. Congrats inthezone.


*According to recent market research, iPad defines the category.
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:24 PM
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12. Wish more people would pay attention to this:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Not to piss on anyone's cheerios, or anything...
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:32 PM
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14. Foxconn makes products for Dell, HP, Amazon, Sony, Microsoft, Intel and many others.
So what should DU have done? Given away a box of donuts instead?

Oh, wait. Who makes the donut machine?
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:40 PM
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16. I could think of a few alternatives...
Is it really that hard to find a gadget that is either union-made or at least didn't come from slave-labor condition factories?

Nevermind, don't answer that...
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 06:53 AM
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27. I agree with you, FWIW.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:41 AM
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31. Name one gadget that doesn't come from China.
Name one motherboard or other component that doesn't come from China.
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 02:05 PM
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50. Actually, quite a few motherboards come from Taiwan.
While I know China considers Taiwan to be part of its sovereign territory, Taiwan tends to have better working conditions and compensate their workers better than many of these Chinese sweat-shops. At the very least, they at least seem to recognize the problem in some of these factories and address it:

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-ne...

I'm not so much opposed to us using gadgets from China as much as I wish more pressure would be put on some of these Chinese companies to improve labor conditions. I just don't like the attitude of "Oh, everyone does it" or "You can't find any gadget that doesn't come from these conditions" because it just excuses these Chinese companies' behavior and allows the harsh conditions to carry on unabated.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:44 PM
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48. Please provide some suggestions for next time, then...
I'm sure many of us would benefit from your research of devices that are free of these unacceptable aspects and thus meeting with all of our progressive principles. Please suggest, say four or five such gadgets, including perhaps a couple of cell phones, laptops or tablets, music related players or accessories, GPS units, camera/video, game players, etc. Please include a brief statement as to why the particular gadget is believed to meet those goals.

I look forward to your suggestions,as I'm sure do others here.
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 02:47 PM
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51. Here might be a good place to start:
http://www.kaboodle.com/tag/sweatshop_free

I'm not sure what their vetting process is, but it appears they have a decent electronics/entertainment section.

While it may be difficult to entirely eliminate ALL sweat-shop produced products of the whole supply-chain (including power adapters, etc.) from the final product, it doesn't hurt to minimize the harm.

Anything we can do to entice manufacturers to provide safe and fair working conditions wouldn't hurt.

I wouldn't mind paying a little bit more for my electronics gadgets if it meant giving me peace of mind that workers were being fairly compensated and conditions weren't so harsh. While I admit I haven't been very conscious of minimizing my sweat-shop footprint, as I do own a Toshiba net-book and other questionable products, I am trying to pay more attention now.

These guys may be onto something too: http://www.fairworkplace.org/
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 03:01 PM
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52. I would gladly pay more for products produced fairly...
and with quality ensured by workers who are likewise treated well, respectfully, fairly. Obviously, it would be great if they were US-produced.

Unfortunately, it will take time for some of this to turn around...
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:34 PM
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"Not to piss on anyone's cheerios, or anything..."
uh huh.. sure... :eyes:

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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 01:07 PM
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49. Do you KNOW how they get cheerios?

Piss improves the nutritional value, though.

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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:50 AM
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37. Congratulations!
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a2liberal Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 08:32 AM
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38. Not universally true
One of the considerations in my decision not to donate this time around was that the prize was of absolutely no interest to me. I have no interest in Apple's proprietary lock-in. Of course, the bigger factor was no room in my budget right now or I might still have donated but with no interest in winning the prize :-/
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 10:01 PM
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62. I don't want an iPad, or any other Apple product
I want a printer that has free ink for life!
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:21 PM
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11. Congratulations!
:woohoo:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:27 PM
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13. You know ITO, it's giving that is the real reward.
Give me your iPad, and you'll see what I mean. :D
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intheozone Donating Member (839 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 08:39 AM
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41. Nice try, but, uh, No. (LOL) nt
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:34 PM
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15. I demand a recount! It's all Florida's fault!
I'll hire the best attorney's that money can finagle!

Er...

I mean congrats InTheOzone. You'll let me play with it, right?
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:41 PM
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17. and don't forget to claim this on your taxes as it counts as income :-) nt
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 11:42 PM
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18. I thought it would be golden ticket winner Patiod
Patiod is an anagram for "iPad to." :)

Congrats to intheozone!
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richmwill Donating Member (972 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:00 AM
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19. Congratulations! (n/t)
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BillyJack Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:08 AM
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20. Congratulations to inthezone! eom
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DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:14 AM
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21. I hope you're not referring to InTheZone Prosser of Wisconsin
That would be a travesty!

InTheZone: many congratulations. I hope you enjoy the swag.
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 01:51 AM
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22. congrats ** inthezone ** !!!
Edited on Tue May-24-11 01:52 AM by musette_sf
from Golden Ticket # 13...

(and DU 2nd Quarter Fund Drive iPad winner in 2010. :-) )

I know you will love your DU iPad as much as I love mine.

(I was kinda hoping NOT to win, under the circumstances.)

:party:

:toast:

:fistbump:

:yourock:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 05:48 AM
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23. ...
:applause:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 05:50 AM
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24. Congrats intheozone
Nice prize
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 06:00 AM
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25. Congrats! - nt
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 06:18 AM
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26. Congrats intheozone!
:toast: :bounce:

Great username, BTW! :thumbsup:
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:02 AM
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28. Congratulations inthezone. Enjoy!
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RoadRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:38 AM
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29. Congrats!
Was hoping that was gonna say Roadrage.. but I already have an iPad, so I am totally cool with you winning it! :) Have Fun.. iPads are pretty addictive!
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:39 AM
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30. Congratulations!
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:42 AM
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32. Congrats
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:46 AM
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33. Great prize!
Ipad is so hot right now. And for good reasons. Lucky winner!
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:46 AM
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34. Congratulations!
Hope you do great things with it. :)
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:47 AM
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35. Congrats, intheozone!
You'll have fun! :hi:
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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:48 AM
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36. Congrats intheozone
Very Cool!
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 08:33 AM
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39. Congratulations!!!! n/t
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intheozone Donating Member (839 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 08:37 AM
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40. WooooHooooo!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! DU is simply awesome!

:loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:party: :party: :party:

I am a Mac user at home so this iPad will be a wonderful addition and a great source for getting to DU when I'm away from my home or office. I can't thank you enough, not just for the iPad but for everything you do!
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 10:50 AM
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47. Congratulations!
:)

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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 08:40 AM
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42. grovelbot send me a one word text "rigged"
Is somebody doing a recount? :P
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 09:28 AM
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43. Congratulations!
:toast:
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 09:30 AM
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44. Congrats!
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 10:09 AM
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45. Congrats!!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 10:12 AM
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46. You realize Skinner was hoping the Rapture would have happened..
that's why they scheduled it last week hoping the rapture would happened and they wouldn't have to give out an Ipad!

:rofl:

Ok just kidding - congrats to the winner. When does the tour of the DU Chocolate Factory begin.
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jtrockville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 03:38 PM
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53. Enjoy it intheozone! Congrats!
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 05:32 PM
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54. Fun prize! Congrats!
:applause:
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 05:33 PM
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55. Congrats on The Win~
Enjoy :toast:
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 06:17 PM
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56. Congrats!
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 06:49 PM
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57. I heard the decision of the winner was made on a Diebold machine
:tinfoilhat: :evilgrin:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 06:53 PM
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58. nice bling there Admins!! congrats to the winner K&N n/t
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:10 PM
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59. Congratulations Inthezone!
You are now in the Apple zone.
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 09:43 PM
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60. Cool!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 09:44 PM
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61. Awesome congratulations
:woohoo:
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