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found something cool today i completely forgot about!!
PIT_FACE at 10:19AM, Nov. 5, 2008
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i sent a petition to Barack Obama when he was still senator and he wrote back! not one of those automated messages either. i completely forgot aobut it these past few years abut remembered it and dug it out this morning! pretty cool! i have an e-mail from the first black president of the united states!!!

“Dear Deidre:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the Copyright Royalty Board’s rate increase decision and its effect on small webcasters. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this issue.

The royalty rate for webcasters has proven to be a controversial subject, with small webcasters hoping to become viable, competitive alternatives to large commercial radio stations. As you know, many of these small webcasters offer a variety of music unavailable to a wide audience through other sources.

Regulations set by the enactment of the Small Webcasters Settlement Act of 2002, which favored small webcasters, recently expired and the regulations had to be revisited. As you are aware, in March, 2007, the Copyright Royalty Board issued its decision, which establishes new rates for commercial and noncommercial webcasters. The Board considered the comments of small commercial and non-commercial webcasters, who sought continuation of a fee based solely according to revenue. Ultimately, the Board rejected this benefit for small webcasters, opting instead for a flat-rate fee and a per song per listener basis. When making this decision, the Board cited the difficulty of distinguishing small and large webcasters, as well as their own lack of statutory authority to carve out royalty rate niches for the emergent business models promoted by small webcasters.

The Internet Radio Equality Act (S. 1353), introduced in the Senate on May 10, 2007, would reverse the decision by the Copyright Royalty Board. This legislation is currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. While I am not a member of this committee, I will certainly keep your thoughts in mind when it comes to the Senate floor for a vote.

Again, thank you for raising this issue with me. Please stay in touch.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama
United States Senator”

i thought that was pretty cool!
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ozoneocean at 3:24PM, Nov. 5, 2008
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Wow, that's pretty cool! ^___^

And your name is Deidre ^__^

And…
Barak Obama
Please stay in touch.
did you stay in touch?
 
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PIT_FACE at 3:54PM, Nov. 5, 2008
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ozoneocean
Wow, that's pretty cool! ^___^

And your name is Deidre ^__^

And…
Barak Obama
Please stay in touch.
did you stay in touch?

yep! named after one of my dad's ex-girlfriends in HS.haha!

but no!..i…..i didnt……
man…..
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Warpedwenger at 7:55PM, Nov. 5, 2008
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LOL! That's pretty sweet!
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 4:14AM, Nov. 6, 2008
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Why that's absolutely marvellous Deidre; it's every bit as posh as mine, which is Julian dont'y'know.
Er……..boo!
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Willicus at 8:04PM, Nov. 6, 2008
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No way! My name is Deidre, too!
Not really…

I bet you'll never guess my real name! >D

Also, that's really cool to have an email from the president!
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PIT_FACE at 8:11PM, Nov. 6, 2008
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Willicus
No way! My name is Deidre, too!
Not really…

I bet you'll never guess my real name! >D

Also, that's really cool to have an email from the president!

your name is Will Clark, aka Willi Clark, aka “HEY YOU GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER'S WINDOW” Clark.
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PIT_FACE at 8:16PM, Nov. 6, 2008
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Ironscarfs Ghost
Why that's absolutely marvellous Deidre; it's every bit as posh as mine, which is Julian dont'y'know.

you know what'd make it even more Posh? is if we had a club. you wanna…you wanna make a club?
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 7:18AM, Nov. 7, 2008
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Deidre
you know what'd make it even more Posh? is if we had a club. you wanna…you wanna make a club?

Club me!

(Or you could join Top Drawer Gamma: they're not quite as posh as us, but jolly nice fellows nonetheless).
Er……..boo!
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PIT_FACE at 7:27AM, Nov. 7, 2008
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Ironscarfs Ghost
Deidre
you know what'd make it even more Posh? is if we had a club. you wanna…you wanna make a club?

Club me!

(Or you could join Top Drawer Gamma: they're not quite as posh as us, but jolly nice fellows nonetheless).

sounds like good fun but where is this so called “top drawer gamma?”, ole bean?
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 9:25AM, Nov. 7, 2008
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PIT FACE
sounds like good fun but where is this so called “top drawer gamma?”, ole bean?
I suspect that the whole thing is nothing more than an urban myth, or an elaborate hoax played by a renaissance painter on his mates in a pub quiz one night. This link may help to throw some light on the allegedly sordid matter. ;)
http://seventie2.proboards81.com/index.cgi
Er……..boo!
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seventy2 at 4:03PM, Nov. 7, 2008
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welcome. welcome.

that's cool.
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