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  1. **** Tuesday #Fight4Poker ****

    • Let's send ten senators prefilled, editable tweets on Adelson's effort to prohibit state-licensed poker sites:
    - Sen. Al Franken [D-MN]: http://spredd.it/5O6370f2
    - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]: http://spredd.it/67L4d29T
    - Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC]: http://spredd.it/Zo5m16h6
    - Sen. Tom Harkin [D-IA]: http://spredd.it/704cB1J2
    - Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]: http://spredd.it/3yc15OfC
    - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]: http://spredd.it/sT4FLgr2
    - Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]: http://spredd.it/M62z00c7
    - Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD]: http://spredd.it/4MOpyE28
    - Sen. Tim Kaine [D-VA]: http://spredd.it/bfnGfluV
    - Sen. Angus King [I-ME]: http://spredd.it/SeW2i8c2

    • Former Gov. Mike Huckabee had Adelson coalition member Blanche Lincoln on his Fox show, where she bashed online poker and he sat as cheerleader. Let's make & like pro-poker comment on his anti-poker Facebook post:
    - http://www.facebook.com/HuckabeeShow...29492547126943

    • Please tweet, share & favorite today's action plan, and please reply here with "done", "tweeted," "posted," etc. to encourage others:
    - Twitter: http://spredd.it/EqiN0dz1
    - Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PokerDailyAc...83741985004927

    Thanks for participating!
    Edited By: TheEngineer 21 Hours Ago at 04:52 AM
    Reason: updated
     
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  2. Thanks Rich - I will be emailing the FSC today from Lithuania. Despite my living abroad it saddens me to see my rights as an American are not the same in my home country as they are living in Europe.
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  3. Thanks wackyJackson!
     
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  4. Members of the House finiancial services committee: (see if yours is on there. from here: http://financialservices.house.gov/About/Members.htm)

    Spencer Bachus, AL, Chairman
    Jeb Hensarling, TX, Vice Chairman
    Peter T. King, NY
    Edward R. Royce, CA
    Frank D. Lucas, OK
    Ron Paul, TX
    Donald A. Manzullo, IL
    Walter B. Jones, NC
    Judy Biggert, IL
    Gary G. Miller, CA
    Shelley Moore Capito, WV
    Scott Garrett, NJ
    Randy Neugebauer, TX
    Patrick T. McHenry, NC
    John Campbell, CA
    Michele Bachmann, MN
    Thaddeus G. McCotter, MI
    Kevin McCarthy,CA
    Stevan Pearce, NM
    Bill Posey, FL
    Michael G. Fitzpatrick, PA
    Lynn A. Westmoreland, GA
    Blaine Luetkemeyer, MO
    Bill Huizenga, MI
    Sean P. Duffy, WI
    Nan A. S. Hayworth, NY
    James B. Renacci, OH
    Robert Hurt, VA
    Robert J. Dold, IL
    David Schweikert, AZ
    Michael G. Grimm, NY
    Francisco "Quico" Canseco, TX
    Steve Stivers, OH
    Stephen Lee Fincher, TN

    Barney Frank, MA, Ranking Member
    Maxine Waters, CA
    Carolyn B. Maloney, NY
    Luis V. Gutierrez, IL
    Nydia M. Velázquez, NY
    Melvin L. Watt, NC
    Gary L. Ackerman, NY
    Brad Sherman, CA
    Gregory W. Meeks, NY
    Michael E. Capuano, MA
    Rubén Hinojosa, TX
    Wm. Lacy Clay, MO
    Carolyn McCarthy, NY
    Joe Baca, CA
    Stephen F. Lynch, MA
    Brad Miller, NC
    David Scott, GA
    Al Green, TX
    Emanuel Cleaver, MO
    Gwen Moore, WI
    Keith Ellison, MN
    Ed Perlmutter, CO
    Joe Donnelly, IN
    André Carson, IN
    James A. Himes, CT
    Gary C. Peters, MI
    John C. Carney, Jr., DE
     
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  5. Fight for Poker Rights: Tuesday, May 31st:

    Let's start contacting mainstream media companies to tell them to increase their coverage of our important issue. Let's start with Fox News and go from there. Contact info:
    Recurring actions we can take:

    Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.):
    • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
    • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
    • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
    • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
    Thanks!
     
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  6. Good work TE,

    Not sure if you are aware of this but a bill was just passed to the IL State Senate to expand BM casino gambling in metro Chicago in a huge way.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,6642614.story

    It's expect to pass and be given to Gov Pat Quinn to sign within days. The media is covering it like crazy here. Might be a good time to begin to contact local Chicago media outlets to make them aware of efforts to legalize online poker as well. Since they're covering this story, there might be interest in covering the online poker initiative as well.

    tBH, I don't think this bodes well for IL opting in to fed legislation legalizing online poker since bm casinos will even have more power and leverage than ever in IL. My instincts tell me that they will see online poker as a threat to their existing business. I think we need to get going now in IL to grease the skids in the event that federal legislation and regulation ultimately does come to pass.

    I know this is a bit off topic so feel free to PM me if there is any way I can help in my home state.
     
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  7. Fight for Poker Rights: Weekend of June 4th:

    The newly updated state level PPA pre-written letter is up. As any federal bill with contain some mechanism to permit states not to participate if they don't wish, it's up to all of us to demand that they do!

    So, let's all send this letter, plus send the other two if you've not yet done so. Again, these will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get these new letters out.

    Also, please encourage friends, relatives, coworkers, your significant other, fellow posters, coworkers, and anyone else you can find to join us in sending these letters to their lawmakers!

    Recurring actions we can take:

    Let's continue to own a lot of Facebook pages (senators, Congressmen, Congressional committees, etc.):
    • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
    • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
    • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
    • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
    Thanks!
    Edited By: TheEngineer May 2nd, 2012 at 08:02 AM
     
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  8. We are getting great traction on Facebook. One excellent benefit is how it shows the ratio of support to opposition for our position for all to see. It's right there in front of the lawmakers' own eyes. Rep. Barton has cited our Facebook posts, so we know it works.

     
    Originally Posted by National Journal

    Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is readying a bill that would make it legal for Americans to bet money on online poker. Barton said he was urged to act via Facebook by many of his constituents who play poker online and were upset by a federal crackdown in April on some online poker sites.

    So, let's post pro-poker comments and "like" the pro-poker comments posted by others. Let's divide these up into manageable groups for each day, starting with these nine senators for today:
    Recurring actions:

    Let's continue to own other Facebook pages, too:
    • The House Financial Services Committee's Facebook page is here.
    • Let's get some posts on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce page (here)
    • The Dept. of Justice's page is here.
    • Senators' FB pages: Senator Facebook Listing
    • We need lots of posts on the issue of poker and lots of "liking" of pro-poker comments.
    Let's also all send the PPA pre-written letters to our lawmakers. These will be updated when Rep. Barton's poker bill is introduced to the House (in other words, soon), so let's all get the current letters out before that. Once done, please reply ITT with "done", "sent", etc. to encourage others. Thanks!

    Take Action Now and Contact your Lawmaker



    Click Buttons to Send Letters in less than 60 seconds:

    Send an Email to Attorney General Holder

    Send an Email to President Obama and Congress


    Send an Email to Your State Lawmakers

    Finally, let's recruit others. Our personal recommendations of this effort will go far. The daily action plan takes very little time and there's no denying it's way +EV for the time invested. Once done, please post here that you made the request, along with posting your personal commitment to participate in the action plan.

    Thanks!
    Edited By: TheEngineer May 2nd, 2012 at 07:59 AM
     
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  9.  
    Originally Posted by TheVillageGrinder View Post

    Good work TE,

    Not sure if you are aware of this but a bill was just passed to the IL State Senate to expand BM casino gambling in metro Chicago in a huge way.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,6642614.story

    .

    It's expect to pass and be given to Gov Pat Quinn to sign within days. The media is covering it like crazy here. Might be a good time to begin to contact local Chicago media outlets to make them aware of efforts to legalize online poker as well. Since they're covering this story, there might be interest in covering the online poker initiative as well.

    tBH, I don't think this bodes well for IL opting in to fed legislation legalizing online poker since bm casinos will even have more power and leverage than ever in IL. My instincts tell me that they will see online poker as a threat to their existing business. I think we need to get going now in IL to grease the skids in the event that federal legislation and regulation ultimately does come to pass.

    I know this is a bit off topic so feel free to PM me if there is any way I can help in my home state.

    this is huge for illinois. rahm got it passed and now the idiot quinn is sitting on it. off topic again, but if this doesnt get done, horseracing industry in illinois will die. quinn seems to be trying to show he has some power in this state by sitting on a bill that will give 1.5 billion immediately to the state if passed. so sick and he needs to sign it now
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  10. posted on ALL facebook pages
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  11. August Recess an Important Time to Contact Representatives



    This week is the official start of the August recess for the U.S House of Representatives. Congress is heading home for the month.

    While our reps are back home for the recess, let's all call their district offices (click here to find the number) and urge them to support HR 2366, the Online Poker Act of 2011.

    You can also urge your Representative to support the bill by clicking here to see if your Representative has a Facebook page. If they do, please take a moment to sign into your Facebook account, click the “Like” button on their page and then post your message asking them to protect your rights to play online poker by supporting HR 2366. You can also check to see if your Representative has a Twitter account by clicking here. If they do, please use the hashtag #poker when sending your tweet.

    http://www.facebook.com/congress
    http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Mem...ss_who_Twitter
     
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  12. Just wrote that bastard again, thanks for the reminder.
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  13. Media Outreach - Fox News

    Let's contact Fox News to tell them to increase their coverage of our important issue.

    Some of FoxNews' Facebook pages do not allow posting, but we can post comments to existing posts.

    Facebook:
    Contact info:Thanks!
    Edited By: TheEngineer May 2nd, 2012 at 08:03 AM
     
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  14. how bout you contact your buddy over at FTP, and worry about getting our money back first....Im sure you filled his wallet up nicely....
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  15.  
    Originally Posted by laruegg View Post

    how bout you contact your buddy over at FTP, and worry about getting our money back first....Im sure you filled his wallet up nicely....

    The FTP issue is not PPA's fault at all. Why would you think that? PPA doesn't run FTP.

    I don't have a buddy over there. I also have no idea why you think I can get our money back, given that I cannot get my own five figures out. Hell, I was doing this as an unpaid volunteer up until Black Friday, so I don't know whose pockets you think are getting filled.

    PPA is doing its part to prevent future stuff like the FTP/UB/AB nonpayment with legislation that addresses the issue directly.
    Edited By: TheEngineer Aug 12th, 2011 at 10:00 AM
     
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  16. As you may know, U.S. House and Senate leaders have appointed twelve members of Congress to serve on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. This “super committee" is charged with developing policies to reduce the U.S. deficit and then make specific recommendations to Congress which will be voted on. This is a great opportunity for us to make our voices heard.

    Let's go to their Facebook pages and let them know that we want them to take action on the online poker issue! Simply take a moment to sign into your Facebook account, click the “Like” button on the page and then post your message asking them to protect our right to play online poker by supporting HR 2366!

    The names with an 'x' in front of them are those who do not allow direct posting on their Facebook wall. No problem for us. Just post a comment in response to a post already on the page. PLEASE BE SENSITIVE about this though. If the post says the Congressperson is being treated for cancer, don’t bother them with poker. Tell them to get well soon. Be sensitive to what’s going on in their state, too – wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, etc. And PLEASE say please and thank you. Courtesy goes a long way.

    Oh, and let’s all try to get the bill number correct. It’s H.R. 2366.

    Let's all also remember to revisit these walls to like the posts and comments made since your last visit. Thanks!

    Here's the Super Committee:



    Republicans

    Representatives:
    Dave Camp: Facebook Contact
    x Jeb Hensarling: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Contact
    Fred Upton: Facebook Contact

    Senators:

    x Rob Portman: Facebook
    Facebook post on which we can comment Contact (site set to censor the word "poker")
    x Jon Kyl: Facebook
    Facebook post on which we can comment Contact
    Patrick Toomey: Facebook Contact

    Democrats

    Representatives:

    x James Clyburn: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Contact (site set to censor the word "poker")
    x Xavier Becerra: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Contact
    x Chris Van Hollen: Facebook Contact (no recent posts for us to use to post comments)

    Senators:

    x Patty Murray: Facebook Contact (no recent posts for us to use to post comments)
    x Max Baucus: Facebook
    Facebook post on which we can comment Contact (it's not Rep. Spencer Bachus, so please don't blast him!) (site set to censor the word "poker")
    John Kerry: Facebook Facebook Contact
    Edited By: TheEngineer May 2nd, 2012 at 08:04 AM
     
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  17. It will take you less than ten seconds! Thank you for participating.

    1. Like the main page HERE, then
    2. Like the specific post HERE.
    3. Reply to the thread with "done", "liked, etc. to encourage others. Thanks!
    ====================

    If you wish to do more today:

    Tuesday's Action: Tell Rep. Chris Van Hollen
    (D-MD) to Push the Debt Super Committee to Include Online Poker Legislation

    Simply take a moment to sign into your Facebook account, click here and post your message asking Rep. Van Hollen to protect our right to play online poker by supporting HR 2366! Please "like" the other pro-poker posts there as well.

    Yesterday's action had 148 likes. Let's bump this action to triple digits as well!

    ====================

    Recurring action:Tell the Debt Super Committee to Include Online Poker Legislation

    U.S. House and Senate leaders have appointed twelve members of Congress to serve on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. This “super committee" is charged with developing policies to reduce the U.S. deficit and then make specific recommendations to Congress which will be voted on. This is a great opportunity for us to make our voices heard. Let's go to their Facebook pages and let them know that we want them to take action on the online poker issue!

    The names with an “x” in front of them are those who do not allow direct posting on their Facebook wall. Simply post a comment in response to an appropriate post (i.e., one suitable for a pro-poker comment) already on the page. PLEASE remember to say please and thank you. Courtesy goes a long way.

    Let's all also remember to revisit these walls to like the pro-poker posts and comments made since your last visit. Thanks!

    Here's the Super Committee:



    Republicans

    Dave Camp: Facebook Facebook Twitter Contact
    x Jeb Hensarling: Facebook Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Twitter Contact
    Fred Upton: Facebook Facebook Twitter Contact

    Senators:
    x Rob Portman: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Twitter Contact (site set to censor the word "poker")
    x Jon Kyl: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment (actively deletes pro-poker posts) Contact
    Patrick Toomey: Facebook Facebook (second site actively deletes pro-poker posts) Twitter Contact

    Democrats

    Representatives:
    x James Clyburn: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment (first site set to censor the word "poker") Facebook (second site permits direct posting) Twitter Contact
    x Xavier Becerra: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Twitter Contact
    Chris Van Hollen: Facebook Twitter Contact

    Senators:
    x Patty Murray: Facebook Twitter Facebook post on which we can comment Contact (the post for us to use to post comments is a few weeks old...might be better to use Twitter here)
    x Max Baucus: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Contact (it's not Rep. Spencer Bachus, so please don't blast him!) (site set to censor the word "poker")
    John Kerry: Facebook Facebook Twitter Contact
    Edited By: TheEngineer May 2nd, 2012 at 08:05 AM
     
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  18. It will take you less than ten seconds! Thank you for participating.

    1. Like the main page HERE, then
    2. Like the specific post HERE.
    3. Reply to the thread with "done", "liked, etc. to encourage others. Thanks!
    ====================

    If you wish to do more today:

    Tuesday's Action: Tell Rep. Chris Van Hollen
    (D-MD) to Push the Debt Super Committee to Include Online Poker Legislation

    Simply take a moment to sign into your Facebook account, click here and post your message asking Rep. Van Hollen to protect our right to play online poker by supporting HR 2366! Please "like" the other pro-poker posts there as well.

    Yesterday's action had 148 likes. Let's bump this action to triple digits as well!

    ====================

    Recurring action:Tell the Debt Super Committee to Include Online Poker Legislation

    U.S. House and Senate leaders have appointed twelve members of Congress to serve on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. This super committee" is charged with developing policies to reduce the U.S. deficit and then make specific recommendations to Congress which will be voted on. This is a great opportunity for us to make our voices heard. Let's go to their Facebook pages and let them know that we want them to take action on the online poker issue!

    The names with an x in front of them are those who do not allow direct posting on their Facebook wall. Simply post a comment in response to an appropriate post (i.e., one suitable for a pro-poker comment) already on the page. PLEASE remember to say please and thank you. Courtesy goes a long way.

    Let's all also remember to revisit these walls to like the pro-poker posts and comments made since your last visit. Thanks!

    Here's the Super Committee:



    Republicans

    Dave Camp: Facebook Facebook Twitter Contact
    x Jeb Hensarling: Facebook Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Twitter Contact
    Fred Upton: Facebook Facebook Twitter Contact

    Senators:
    x Rob Portman: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Twitter Contact (site set to censor the word "poker")
    x Jon Kyl: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment (actively deletes pro-poker posts) Contact
    Patrick Toomey: Facebook Facebook (second site actively deletes pro-poker posts) Twitter Contact

    Democrats

    Representatives:
    x James Clyburn: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment (first site set to censor the word "poker") Facebook (second site permits direct posting) Twitter Contact
    x Xavier Becerra: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Twitter Contact
    Chris Van Hollen: Facebook Twitter Contact

    Senators:
    x Patty Murray: Facebook Twitter Facebook post on which we can comment Contact (the post for us to use to post comments is a few weeks old...might be better to use Twitter here)
    x Max Baucus: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Contact (it's not Rep. Spencer Bachus, so please don't blast him!) (site set to censor the word "poker")
    John Kerry: Facebook Facebook Twitter Contact
    Edited By: TheEngineer May 2nd, 2012 at 08:00 AM
     
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  19. Please help.
     
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  20. Let's do this. I'd like to have online poker back someday. Thanks.
     
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  21. done.
     
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  23. done keep up the fight rich
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  24. best of luck with this guys hope you can get through to them so you can do what you should be able to do as members of a free society
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  25. Thanks everyone!
    Edited By: TheEngineer Aug 18th, 2011 at 10:34 AM
     
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  26. It will take you less than ten seconds! Thank you for participating.

    1. Like the main pages HERE and HERE, then
    2. Like the specific posts HERE and HERE.
    ====================

    If you wish to do more today:

    Tuesday's Action: Tell Sen. John Kerry
    (D-MA) to Push the Debt Super Committee to Include Online Poker Legislation

    Simply click HERE and HERE to post your messages asking Sen. John Kerry to protect our right to play online poker by supporting HR 2366 (please try to get the bill number correct in your posts)! Please "like" the other pro-poker posts there as well.

    The last two actions each generated over 100 likes. Let's bump this action to triple digits as well!

    ====================

    Recurring action:Tell the Debt Super Committee to Include Online Poker Legislation

    U.S. House and Senate leaders have appointed twelve members of Congress to serve on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. This super committee" is charged with developing policies to reduce the U.S. deficit and then make specific recommendations to Congress which will be voted on. This is a great opportunity for us to make our voices heard. Let's go to their Facebook pages and let them know that we want them to take action on the online poker issue!

    The names with an x in front of them are those who do not allow direct posting on their Facebook wall. Simply post a comment in response to an appropriate post (i.e., one suitable for a pro-poker comment) already on the page. PLEASE remember to say please and thank you. Courtesy goes a long way.

    Let's all also remember to revisit these walls to like the pro-poker posts and comments made since your last visit. Thanks!

    Here's the Super Committee:



    Republicans

    Dave Camp: Facebook Facebook Twitter Contact
    x Jeb Hensarling: Facebook Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Twitter Contact
    Fred Upton: Facebook Facebook Twitter Contact

    Senators:
    x Rob Portman: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Twitter Contact (site set to censor the word "poker")
    x Jon Kyl: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment (actively deletes pro-poker posts) Contact
    Patrick Toomey: Facebook Facebook (second site was actively deleting pro-poker posts, but now appears to be allowing them to stay) Twitter Contact

    Democrats

    Representatives:
    x James Clyburn: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment (first site set to censor the word "poker") Facebook (second site permits direct posting) Twitter Contact
    x Xavier Becerra: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Twitter Contact
    Chris Van Hollen: Facebook Twitter Contact

    Senators:
    x Patty Murray: Facebook Twitter Facebook post on which we can comment Contact (the post for us to use to post comments is a few weeks old...might be better to use Twitter here)
    x Max Baucus: Facebook Facebook post on which we can comment Contact (it's not Rep. Spencer Bachus, so please don't blast him!]) (site set to censor the word "poker")
    John Kerry: Facebook Facebook Twitter Contact
    Edited By: TheEngineer May 2nd, 2012 at 08:06 AM
     
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  29.  
    Originally Posted by champstone View Post

    done

    Thanks!
     
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