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Introductions August 23, 2004 1:03 AM

Please introduce yourself here. I am from the east coast. My interests are spearfishing, tennis, reading and politics. I came to care2 after trying and failing to generate sensible discussion about fisheries management issues on the Australian fishing forums. I have started 2 other groups on care2: Comparitive International Politics ( Fisheries Management (  [ send green star]
G'day September 07, 2004 6:59 PM

well so there's not many members yet- so what? keep positive! I'm glad there's a forum on this site finally that isn't america- obsessed- let's be Aussie obsessed instead! Anyway, My name's annette, I'm a preservice (menas uni student in real life lol) teacher near Canberra, but actually living in NSW. I start professionally teaching High schools and colleges next year. Umn.... I'm married and am about to change residences to move with my husband with a good friend of mine who recently got divorced... so as you can see, a lot of my life is in chaotic flux right now. Hope to make some friends. Annette  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
members September 07, 2004 7:32 PM

Thanks Annette. I've been a bit lazy with inviting people. There are so many Australians on care2. I started inviting the ones that popped up on my home page but I got sick of it pretty quickly. I wonder if the care2 people could send something to all the Australians for me?  [ send green star]
They did! September 11, 2004 6:38 AM

And here I am.... although I'm not australian. I have fun watching kangaroos and koala's. And I have some australian Care2 friends so I'll pass it on! Some more about me? Hahahaha, I love giraffes and Ireland. And I have loads of hobbies like drawing, walking, my cats, singing etc. I work with children and I do some writing for a small local newspaper. Slán go fóil! (Bye for now! in irish). Take care, Annemieke  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hi September 11, 2004 7:08 AM

Hi, I'm not Australian, but I'm obsessed with Australia. I hate being stuck in boring London, and I hope to be a vet or do something similar with animals, or go work in Australia zoo (just to meet Steve Irwin). But people all seem so friendly in Australia, here in London if you go out people throw bits of sandwich at you or just stare at you like dirt. And it's not just at me!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 12, 2004 5:54 AM

I'm Kate, I live in NSW and am currently splitting my time between being a mother and a journalism student...sometimes more sucessfully than at others, but I try.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
thanks September 13, 2004 10:08 PM

to whoever put the word out about the group. It went from 3 to 27 members between logons. Catriona what do you mean about people throwing bits of bread?  [ send green star]
Hmm September 14, 2004 12:56 PM

Oh, I was in Eltham once, and some people I didn't know threw a ham sandwich at me. And another time, my sister and I were in a cinema and some kids took straws and paper and spitballed us. Lots of that stuff happens, and there is lots of crime.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Intro September 15, 2004 6:06 AM

Hi- I live in Eltham (near clunes) in NSW and wouldn't waste a sandwich-see above and also discussion on welfare state! But seriously, glad to see some local content! I am 40 yo semi-retired (not through choice!)hippy trying to build my "dream home/ hut/ shack/shed/ humpy" somewhere on the north coast of NSW, while ecking out a living.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Cool September 15, 2004 10:04 AM

So Eltham in london? Do you know Holy Trinity Church?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
hmm September 15, 2004 10:05 AM

um... don't you live in Australia? Do they have an Eltham there?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Introducing ME December 02, 2004 10:25 PM

Hi Im Melanie, Im from Coastal NSW. Born in Sydney but moved to the coast when I was 2. I am only new around here so please be patient with me.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous Hi from Isle of Man December 04, 2004 3:41 AM

Hullo everyone, I am an Australian living in the Isle of Man having emigrated here last year. I lived in beautiful Oz for 16 years and am most grateful for the time I had there. I moved there from New Zealand in 1987, settling initially in Canberra. After 4 years there I moved to northern Victoria where I lived for 8 years in a relationship. From there we moved to South East Queensland in 1998 where I lived till the relationship ended in 2002. While in the land of Oz I felt much at home and travelled its length and breadth, seeing ever so much of this beautiful continent. Whether I ever return there to live I cannot say as I am one for taking opportunities as they present themselves and coming to the Isle of Man has been a great leap as I am now able to travel to so many more places from here. I love Australia and will visit again soon I hope. Still have many friends there who keep me informed on what is happening and also I check out the various news sites to keep up to date with local events. Be proud of your identity are more than worthy of taking your place in the world. Thank you for being my home for all those years.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
Hi everyone.. December 09, 2004 9:46 AM

I am Maggie from the state of Arizona (originally from Louisiana) - I found this group while visiting the New Zealand group, and would love to learn more about Australia as well. I do love the accent! I'm looking forward to visiting here, learning more about Australia and getting to know you all~  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Kia Ora to you all December 09, 2004 9:58 AM

I am Clare, a born and bred NZer. You may check me out on the NZ site - Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud. I am passionate about travel, so over the years have visited various parts of the world. The last two years I have been in the UK, teaching. Wonderful experience, but also nice to be back home...if only for a while. I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge of Australia, and meeting some new friends along the way. Thanks for the invite. Clare (smiles)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hi December 13, 2004 2:32 AM

My nsme is Tim and from Heathmont in Melbourne. I love this country to bits and will look foward to the discussions that will come out of it.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 December 17, 2004 9:59 PM

Hi, my name is Karlee and I live in Queensland . I love Australia and anything to do with it. I used to live in the city, but we recently moved to a 3000-acre property in the Darling Downs area. I don't get to go shopping as much, but there's more horseriding so I'm coping ^_^. Will we have lots of discussions? lol, I like debating...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hello March 01, 2005 11:05 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm Kylie. I live on the East Coast, Sth of Sydney, near Wollongong. I am currently doing a degree in Homeopathy, but have been working most of my life as a nurse. I have a completed a course in Horticulture and would love to expand on that and delve into Permaculture . We have a fairly sustainable organic garden here at home. I would love to meet and share knowledge with my fellow Australians and their friends.

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 March 01, 2005 11:13 PM

Hi and welcome.

Any tips for dealing with grasshoppers?

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Grasshoppers March 02, 2005 7:04 PM

Are we talking a few or hundreds of the them?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 March 02, 2005 7:05 PM

They were like a swarm in my vege patch, although I haven't noticed too many lately. They were only small.  [ send green star]
anonymous Hello March 28, 2005 9:58 PM

Can I join your group?

I'm not an Aussie...but feel like one as I lived in WA for a few years.

My daughter was born in Perth. Someday I will return and show her what a wonderful country she was born in.

I am back home in the USA now but I miss Australia so much, it's almost like being home-sick.

I was able to travel around your beautiful country and see a lot but I lived in WA. Frist I was in Dangin and small town North of Perth. Then I moved to Perth and lived on Wellington St. I later moved to Leederville before returning to the states.

I hope that you don't mind me being here. Maybe we can learn a lot from each other , it's a small world after all.

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 March 28, 2005 10:02 PM

You may join this group if you are an aussie or have an interest in Australian environmental and social issues. And if you'd like to meet other 'locals'.  [ send green star]
 March 28, 2005 10:03 PM

that is, yes.  [ send green star]
anonymous thanks March 28, 2005 10:37 PM

thanks for saying yes.....

I am looking forward to making many friends.......

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hi there folks March 28, 2005 10:53 PM

well i'm not australian and i 've never been there yet however thanks for inviting me on board cos you never know i may get the cash together and come over and see you all one day, by the way one of my mates at work is an aussie and hes the only male midiwfe in the hospital ...and hes such FUN hopeing to connect with you more wiht loveand light eirwenxxxth spiritual midwife  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
been here since 1982 March 28, 2005 11:36 PM

emigrated to WA from scotland. lived in Merredin ( half way between Perth and Kalgorlie) for 7 years then moved to Perth.

I love it here and luckily my daughters fiance loves it here to and is applying to emigrate ( wouldn't like her to stay back home. she met him on a working holiday)

I have begun a BA in psychology and criminology. am widowed, have 3 adult children and 1 gorgeous fantastic grandson( not that I'm biased of course)

Thanks Christiana for the invite.

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Heyyy March 29, 2005 12:00 AM

, great to see all the new faces here  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
pmsl March 29, 2005 12:04 AM

i just realised that i never even introduced myself, sorry, how rude of me. i live in Country Western Australia, small Wheatbelt town, lived on the East Coast as well ( Sydney and Melbourne). Country life is the way to go for me, i love the laid back life, the peace and quiet and the friedly people. been here in AU since '88 and proud to be Aussie since Jan this year, when i got naturalised. YAY  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous Wanna-Be Aussie... from Texas... G'Day Y'all! March 29, 2005 12:25 AM

Hi Christiana... Hey I love your new PIC *whistles* Short and sassy hairdo. Mmmm... mmmm.... mmm... Greetings and Salutations Everybody! Thanks for the invite... I have often said that if I didn't live in Texas, USA... I would certainly live in Australia. Through the years on-line... I have to say that some of the best folks I have EVER met are mostly "Aussie". Thanks for the hospitality, "mates"... I'll try to stay out of trouble, but with Christiana around, I can't promise anything! *winks & grins* ~ Christopher PS ~ I have a bumper sticker that my friend gave me that reads, "I wasn't born 'down under' but I got here as fast as I could!" *fills every one's and hollers" G'Day... Y'ALL! ~salutes~  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
A kinda ex-Aussie, wannabe again! March 29, 2005 1:34 AM

Hi everyone, my name is Terese and I live in Denmark, Europe, God forbid!  It's so cold here in winter, which I will never learn to live with. Anyway, I grew up in Australia, lived there from August 1960 til January 1973. Even though I have a great life here in DK, Australia will always be "home" to me, and if I ever get the chance, I'm going back. I have lots of family down under, 3 sisters and their families. Through Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) , I'm a foster parent to an elleven year old koala, "Billy", a male koala who lives in Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney. He's a real cutey! Back to my life in DK...I'm on a disability pension as I have worked with horses and had 3 nasty accidents that sat a stopper for my ability to work. Now I'm a full time mum, supporting my young daughter who is at Uni. We have a cute cat called "Hannah", and we each have a pet rat. Min is "Zen Gwendolyn" and my daughters' is "Zen Bibernelle".  

from Terese K.

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hi March 29, 2005 2:43 AM

I was born in England came to Australia in 1960 been here ever since I have an Australian wife, and all my 6 living children are born in australia, and even little brian that died in my arms was Australian, I travelled singing and entertaining all over australia for 10 years so my children are born in different places 2 in Nunawading Vic 1 in ipswich Q, land 1 in Caloundra Q'land 1 in mater hospital Brisbane 1 in Mildura Vic,

come to think about it i have helped to populate the place havnt I

I love it here Love and light to all Mike

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WOOHOO March 29, 2005 2:52 AM

hey, this is so cool, Freediver prolly doesn't know what hit him with the sudden influx here HAHA great to see you guys and gals here go on, crack a coldie or have a to celebrate  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous Christina March 29, 2005 7:46 AM

What town do you live in? When I first moved to Australia I was in a very small "wheat" town in WA.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
anonymous Christina P March 29, 2005 7:52 AM

for inviting me. I love down under Never been there "yet"... There's always hope right?
Infinite Love and Blessings,
Joanne *hearsmile*
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Non-Aussie, but willing! March 31, 2005 8:23 AM

Hi, all!

I got an invite via Network Messaging, although I can't remember who sent it (sorry!). I'm not from Australia, but it's been a place of my dreams for many years. I hope to visit in the next couple of years.

I have a friend in Melbourne, who is originally from NZ. He's provided me with a lot of stories of his country. I'm anxioius to experience it.

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Introduction April 03, 2005 3:29 PM


  Well, I would like to visit your country, someday. I live in the cold, cold land of Pa. We only have grasshoppers..for a short period in summer. Australia is a many land of fantastic places. The best coral, the outback and the culture!

Thank you for inviting me.

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 April 03, 2005 3:31 PM

Thanks Christiana for inviting all these people.

Pa = Pennsylvania?

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Hi everyone April 25, 2005 5:19 AM

I am Nikki. A 31 yr old single mum from Perth WA. I grew up all over Australia and just love this country of ours. I travelled around 5 1/2 times so i should!

I have 3 kids who i hope to take around Aussieland at least once before they get much older. I have lived in both cities and the bush (as well as "a little town in the wheat belt") and really prefer the country to the city but am here through need than want. One of these days i will head back to the country somewhere and seclude myself in the outback

Hope to get to know some people from around Australia


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This is me April 25, 2005 10:32 PM

Hi Everybody,

My name is Claire.  I am a 25 year old primary school teacher.  I also train teachers how to use different computer applications in their classroom so I have a very interesting and varied working life.  I was born in the UK (Somerset- Near Bath) and moved over to Aus last June (2004) with my Aussie boyfriend.  We live very happily in the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.  I'd love to meet new friends who live close by.  Drop me a line....


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another east coaster April 26, 2005 1:43 AM

hi all

belated intro --

mad eco activist hermit here -- i think my profile says most of it-- dont like seeing the degradation to ecosystems here, so i physically do things about it.

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G'day all June 16, 2005 8:34 PM

Thanks for the invite Freediver.

I live in the Blue Mtns area of NSW & have never been out of the country & I've lived in 4 of the 6 states.

Thanks for this group

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 June 16, 2005 8:50 PM

Guess what? You are member number 100! Here's your prize:    [ send green star]
Hi all June 17, 2005 6:02 AM

Hi everyone, another proud aussie here,been here my whole life,i live in Vic,about 10 mins from beach,im sorry i dont participate enough in the threads but i am getting better,glad to meet you all and i hope to catch up more,you got to love this country of ours,if only we could get rid of politicians this would be a better place,lol.

Blessed be all


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 June 18, 2005 2:43 AM

No worries Steve there's nothing wrong with just popping in for a read occasionally.  [ send green star]
accents? June 20, 2005 6:50 AM

G'day all. i don't know what people mean about our accents. We don't have accents - they do! Anyway I live down south in Victoria. I have family in England, so hello to anyone who I might be related to out there. I have a small farm with assorted rescue animals

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Hi everyone... June 20, 2005 7:55 PM

Just dropped in to say hi and say how great it is to see an Aussie group up and running...

Bye the way Steve, I have always felt the best way to get rid of politicains was not to vote, It only encourages them...

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Sorry...I did not see this thread red pinned earlier June 29, 2005 6:00 AM

Freediver, please delete the "Hi" thread I started.  I did not see a welcome thread, so I started one myself.  It is still early and I only had one cup of iced coffee if that is any excuse.

  I just want to say and for the invite Freediver.

My mom has siblings that live in Australia.  Personally, I have only met one of them with his wife, but the other 3, I have not met yet.  I have never met any of my cousins from Australia, so this group is a great way for me to get to know them in a way.

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PA = Pennsylvania June 29, 2005 6:05 AM

PA is the U.S. postal shorthand for Pennsylvania.  All states in the U.S. have 2 letter U.S. postal abbreviations.

I live in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., which is in the south west portion of Pennsylvania, if it is definitely not cold here.  It has been in the 90's plus degree F range here.  Right now, in the U.S., we are in Summer, so I believe Australia is in Winter...correct?

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Hello June 29, 2005 10:29 AM

This looks to be a very interesting group. I live in Nebraska, USA, but am interested in everything about Australia, especially protecting the native flora and fauna.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 June 29, 2005 4:37 PM

Correct, just like South America and southern Africa.  [ send green star]
 June 29, 2005 4:38 PM

It's also very wet at the moment, with flooding up the east coast. Today isn't so  cold, the rain seems to have warmed things up a bit.  [ send green star]
 July 10, 2005 5:40 PM

Hi all.... (nah bugga it...G,day)

Im on Eyre Penisular in the red dirt country...semi retired now. Joined Care2 about 4 or 5 years ago but didnt do much in forums until recently. Was involved in Aust rainforest campains and green politics (Terania, Nightcap etc) back in late 70s and early 80's when living in Lismore Nth N.S.W. Spent 10 years in N.Z. and ran couple of wholesale nurseries there specialising in wetland species.

Just recently lost my partner to that mongrel ovarian cancer so until I get my headspace am taking a backseat for awhile but will get back into fighting for good causes again soon.


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 July 16, 2005 5:43 AM

G'day Mates, heehee. I live on a few acres, a couple of hours north of Adelaide. I have an acre of magic garden which is filled with serenity, lizards, and birdsong. Lots of gumtrees, bottlebrushes etc. I also have an ocicat called Sampson whom I found dumped/abandoned in the scrub when he was only two days old, still with his umbilical cord. He spends most of his time inside, including night time, as I treasure our wildlife. My PC is also one of my treasures as it is bringing the world, and knowledge, to me as it is to thousands of other people without having to rely on total fabrications that our newspapers/TV feed us. Our World has become very small and there is a ground swell of millions of people who feel the same way as we do about all the horrors that are going on and our basic freedoms in very jeopardy. As time goes on we will get to know each other better and that is a wonderful thing happening all over the world. We are all one and when one is hurt we all are hurt.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]

Hi everybody September 03, 2005 6:52 PM

I'm native to Colorado, USA with "an interest in Australian environmental and social issues;" I am especially interested in the aboriginal people and the great outdoors. What a great gift to the world Australia is! I hope to get to know a little more about both the differences and similarities in our cultures.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 November 04, 2005 9:15 PM

Hi from Peru in south america!! and well i habe otherhalf in Australia!.im glad to be here




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anonymous  May 01, 2006 11:05 AM

At last!

A care2 group with some local interest! Amazing what you find when you Search!

I'm in Perth.

Pleased to read the thread on kangaroo meat. It is one of the healthier meat choices, no cholesterol, no fat. Think of it? How many overweight roos do you ever see?

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HI! May 01, 2006 1:33 PM

Hello all and thanks Freediver for inviting me to this wonderful group! 

I hope to get to know some of you "as time goes by"...

Take care!



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 May 01, 2006 10:36 PM

Hi I live in a small country town in the Riverina, NSW.  Not many people and only two pubs.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Thanks for the invite ! May 02, 2006 12:26 AM

Appreciate it ..

Boxing Platypus I'm a rabid protector of Australia's wildlife .. ie PLEASE farm kangaroos, emus, camels .. not hard-hoofed ungulates .. that rip up the soil and destroy the habitat ..

Another poggle  look aftre the poggles

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 May 02, 2006 1:07 AM

Have you seen my roo meat petition?

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anonymous  May 04, 2006 5:15 AM

Ah yes..I did look at the petition for it ( roo meat) to be allowed into California.

I'm afraid that the comments section leaves a tad to be desired.

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Thanks for the invite Freediver May 04, 2006 9:19 PM

I´m not sure what I´m doing here, having no connection that I know of to the land on the top of the world ' according to reverse maps' ...altho I see a few people from Pennsylvania and one from Venezuela, so I guess a Pennsylvanian-resident Cuban isn´t too far out. I usually enjoy your comments Freediver, so I´m here.
Hope to learn something from you all.
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G'day ... May 07, 2006 6:45 AM

I guess you're not a true blue Aussie unless you've spent some part of your life living in a "wheatbelt" town ... or "the bush" ... or "the beach" ... mea culpa ... I've done them all ...

For the South Aussies, chances are that wherever you live, Megan or I  have passed within a couple of kilometres of your place ... between us, we've pretty well left foot or tyre prints all over that state ...

So yes, I'm from Australia ... you know, those two islands off New Zealand ... currently living in (you guessed it!) a little "wheatbelt" town in WA ... or, as I sometimes call it "the left side of the right continent" ...

Good things to you, wherever you are ...

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Thank you for the invite! May 07, 2006 6:58 AM

Hello all ,

I'm from Ireland

I will be in Auzzie in Aug., with 3 of my children for 6 weeks.  I have family in Rockhampton - and we can't wait to get there!!

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anonymous  May 08, 2006 5:06 AM

Well...the Bard forgot to mention that I WAS born in the middle of an area full of sheep, wheat and horses. Hay....the best thing about Hay? 5 roads out of it! Nuh! The Paragon did a damn good milkshake. And I saw my first Elvis film there...

Life in SA? Wineries, friendship, courage, invention, laughing at adversity, the beauty of the Barossa Valley, smiling and nodding to people in the local supermarket - they knew YOU and what was happening with you.

Honestly...the clarity of light in Australia; the sounds of the kookaburra's - chuckling as they start their day and then laughing at those who thought the sun would not come up;the feeling of peace - watching the sun go down over the ocean and storms chase themselves across the Perth Plain. The Australian spirit - ready to accept challenge, learn and grow from it.

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Thanks for the invite May 09, 2006 9:04 AM

Hi, I am Angelika and live in Germany. In case everything is working out as I wish I will move to Darwin within the next two years with my kids. Needs a little preparation to leave everything behind...but sure will be managed!

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Morris May 09, 2006 1:46 PM

I join these group....

Iwas born in Australia and lived there for 5 years.
Now I live in Germany, but I feel like an Aussie and someday I will return.
Australia will always be the "home" to me.

Greetings everybody......
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