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Old 01-19-2011, 06:05 AM   #41
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:06 AM   #42
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:22 AM   #43
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:30 AM   #44
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:34 AM   #45
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:16 AM   #46
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:01 AM   #47
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:10 AM   #48
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:22 AM   #49
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:35 AM   #50
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:01 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by FIRE'd@51 View Post
Very interesting; and I always thought your forum name meant you were a fan of lower medium grade bonds.
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I always thought the 3 B's meant something completely different. Still do...
Mmmmm.....these bonds/b's perhaps?
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:37 PM   #52
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:24 PM   #53
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #54
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We've done this in the past, but not in a while so I thought it might be interesting.
Thanks for starting this up-- wish I'd thought of it. Many times I've wanted a large-format directory of avatars so that I can see what the heck I'm looking at...

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... but that photo of Eva Habermann is one that I really do like.
Oh, yeah, that'd be fine by me too!

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Old 01-19-2011, 03:58 PM   #55
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:59 PM   #56
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:27 PM   #57
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:37 PM   #58
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:39 PM   #59
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:05 PM   #60
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