[info][Cloud USA] Operation: Tie A Yellow Ribbon.

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From: Thornton, Stephe / Yellow Ribbon For Rain Brigade / Cloud USA
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2013 9:06 PM
To: ALL Yellow Ribbon For Rain Brigade participants, all Clouds, and all Rain Fans, global and domestic
Subject: Immediate Support across the miles for ROK Army Corporal Jung JiHoon

NOTICE: The information contained in this project is of a time-sensitive nature. Swift action is required. Please place high on your priority scale.

EXPLANATION: For many centuries, the yellow ribbon has been a symbol of hope, resolve, and undying support for loved ones, for defenders, and for various causes all across the world. Even today, from Australia to Asia to Europe and all the way to the States, people, organizations, and even governments are steadfast in their use of this recognizable image, as well as the color yellow.

» Cloud USA’s page on Twibbon: A Yellow Ribbon for Rain.

“Around her head, she wore a yellow ribbon… she wore it for a soldier who was far, far away…”

ACTION REQUIRED: 31 days of Yellow Ribbons to Corporal Jung JiHoon.

Obtain simple, inexpensive yellow ribbon from your nearest craft store or source. Tie 31 Yellow Ribbons and inscribe with your name and location (it took me about 15 minutes to do all of them). Mail 1 Yellow Ribbon ONLY each day directly to Rain himself at his current military address. Postage should not be any more than usual for an ordinary letter going to South Korea (ask your local postmaster). {*Edited to add per Terri: It costs $1.05 to send an International Airmail letter that weighs less than 1 ounce to South Korea. Here is a good reference site: http://www.nerdylorrin.net/jerry/postages/index.html :-} )

Corporal Jung Ji Hoon (Rain)
External Relations Team
Defense Agency for Public Information Services
Zip code: 140-833
Duteopbawi-ro 54-99, Youngsan-gu
Seoul, South Korea

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Rain already understands the concept of the yellow ribbon from the U.S. military’s prospective, the proof of that being several of his closest friends wore the Yellow Ribbon For Rain on their Twitters in support of him when the Brigade first started. A literal rain shower of Yellow Ribbons is a definite message to him that his ongoing vilification by the Media and his countrymen has had no effect on your support, and that you will still be proudly waiting for him come July 10, 2013. The message will be so clear that words aren’t needed. When he picks one up, he’ll know where it came from and he’ll know that you’re with him.

Make it rain for a month on Rain.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION:

Mail 1 postcard from your area with a yellow ribbon drawn or printed on it, for 31 days. OR

Print your own homemade Yellow Ribbon postcard on card stock and mail 1 each day for 31 days.

(Some examples/ideas by Cloud USA Activities Director Dot.)

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Thank you in advance for your support.

PLEASE send love and support to ALL of the men and women who are proudly serving in armed forces in every corner of the globe, protecting innocent civilians with their lives.

^@@^ :-}

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~ by Cloud USA on January 4, 2013.

73 Responses to “[info][Cloud USA] Operation: Tie A Yellow Ribbon.”

  1. JJH should be getting our Ribbons by no if not soon, Damn I wish we had that Cloud flycamera floated around filming him so we could see his reactions when things like this arrive from his fans.

    Dot

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    • I know, Dot.

      I’ve been sending one per day for the entire month, as have many people. It would at least be nice to see him in a photo surrounded by yellow ribbons, wouldn’t it? I know other stars have done interviews and shown fan mail they have received. Maybe at some point, he will be allowed to do the same.

      If not, maybe when he gets out he will show some of them off somehow.

      Terri :-}

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  2. Okay, so if I could put an image in the comments, I could show you my pathetic bows that took me so long to tie. I did manage to post them on the forum though, along with all of the other pics we have received.

    If you want to take a look, that forum thread is here: http://cloudusa.lefora.com/2013/01/14/infocloud-usa-operation-tie-a-yellow-ribbon/#post7

    I sure do hope ya’ll are sending Rain your ribbons. And thank you.

    Terri :-}

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  3. My first ribbon went out today, FYI international postage in Canada is $1.80 believe it or not. Yeesh!!

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  4. Thank you for this, it’s a very simple yet awesome way to participate. 🙂

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  5. Yea!! The postcards I ordered from Amazon just showed up in the mail….but they are smaller than the postcards I bought from Walmart that I mailed out yesterday and today…..I hope those two postcards will still make it to Rain with the $1.05 postage. ❓

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  6. My first yellow ribbon is in the mail! The rest are ready to go. I do believe that somewhere in my lineage I am related to Terri as I don’t have the craft gene either. It would have truly been a Youtube moment watching me try to tie those ribbons with what seemed like ten thumbs. LOL!! I had to search for a ball point pen, too. Geez… I typed address labels, well typed one and copied it, of JJH’s address, because if I didn’t after about 5 of those no one would have been able to read it, including me.
    I would love to see his face when he gets all of these yellow ribbons.

    Liz

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  7. Terri / Stephe any idea how many Clouds are participating? Do you know if any of the international Clouds are taking part?

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    • I’ve no idea how many, but I’ve seen a lot of excitement about it here and there. I know the Turkish Clouds are doing it, and some of the Japanese Clouds too. And the Hawaiian Clouds (although they are a part of the U.S., their cloudship is a major faction unto itself). I hope there are more. That would be cool.

      Stephe ^@@^

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      • My first one when out today and I’ll be following it with many more. Times like this I wish we had a Cloud Fly Cam to see them arrive and see his reaction.

        (course we could use the Fly Cam for other things too but we’ll leave that for a conversation on the forum) hee hee ^^

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  8. […] Show your support of Rain by joining our Tie a Yellow Ribbon Project today. […]

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  9. i well do this and i already have a post card here as well i going to sent 1 postcard and one yellow ribbon
    but i a tilled confuse we have to sent 31 day are u saying we 1 each day of equal 31 ???
    u know that it took a lot day even a month just to get to South Korean right how we keep up sending 31 day not understanding can u explain to clear

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    • this starting NOW also well ?

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    • Just send one to him every day for 31 days, Kongsao. They will all get there at different times, but hopefully, at some point, they will start being delivered to him at a steady pace. The impact, of course will last about 31 days.

      Stephe just chose the number 31, because there are 31 days in January, which was the month in which Rain’s persecution began.

      Terri :-}

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      • thank i serenely so this for sure starting tomorrow Monday of those ribbon it does mater if u just got that yellow ribbon anywhere as long it yellow l and how u get a HEART on that ribbon did u bye it like that?
        btw…..01-06] [Friends FM]130106 Rain @ Consolatory Train
        but i did see 97.6 FM Radio they cancelled coz he have discipline RIGHT ??

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        • You’re welcome. I’m getting my ribbons read to start shipping out tomorrow too. Yay.

          Not sure what you are asking about Speeding Instinct. I just went over to look at the show’s homepage and it is down. It may be having a bit of a traffic issue. LOL.

          Anyway, if you’re asking if it is going to be cancelled this next weekend, we have no idea.

          Terri :-}

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          • I was able to pull up the website on DEMA. Can’t read a single thing ROFL. …I’ve got to learn some Korean. I feel illiterate.

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            • LOL… u not the only one here me too LOL…. 🙂
              i have hard understand Korean almost their stuff they share and post and sometime i have hard-time figure go top … scroll down what .. where too how i register what on …. gosh only that Korean and always put ENGLISH on side be perfect we the translation a;; the dam time O_O

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          • Terri sorry for confuse
            i am asking did u buy]e the ribbon come with a heart right ? or did u put a sticker or something am not that why i ask u i love to look for if their a ribbon come with a heart ekekekek that my question ??
            about the
            [Friends FM]130106 Rain @ Consolatory Train
            Rain sing as usual LOVE Song & HIP SONG

            http://memo-rain.ning.com/video/friends-fm-130106-rain-consolatory-train-1

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  10. We Cloud believe in Rain. Sending my 1st yellow ribbon today. Rain was singled out by the media/paparazzi/reporters because they envy him. He’s got it all, he’s nice to everyone, he just can’t said no. He’s a gentleman. Hugs from Singapore.

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    • Thank you, Chin, for participating in our project. :-}

      We hope he will enjoy all of the ribbons and we hope that many many people all over the world will participate.

      Terri :-}

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  11. I’ve got 6 postcards done and all my bows tided and signed. Could JJH’s address be any longer?? LOL not looking forward to writing that out another 24 times or so. Sheesh!!!! {wink}

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    • And I’m trying to finish these silly ribbons. I am SO not crafty. LOL.

      Terri :-}

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      • Terri it took me a bit to figure out how to tie a bow when it wasn’t actually tied onto something, too. It’s tricky stuff, first postcard is going out today 😀

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        • How did you attach the ribbon to the postcard in such a way it would survive intact?

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          • You don’t attach a ribbon to the postcard Alisa you draw it on. The real ribbons are only for the envelopes. Hope that helps.

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            • Yes, I’ve drawn mine on the postcard. I thought you were doing something different by putting the ribbon on the card. I was like WOW I’m impressed. How she do that? ROFL. My first postcard went out this morning. And tonight I’ll be getting the next post card ready 😀

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  12. We stand as one with our JIHoon Jung. Rain forever!!!

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  13. IM IN IM A CRAFT FREAK AND I HAVE ALOT OF YELLOW RIBBON BUT I JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY STAMPS I NEEDTO SEND THE ENVOLOPE

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  14. I just got back from by buying my supplies and I’m sitting here as we speak putting my ribbons together now. But my question is, wouldn’t one of those Forever stamps be enough postage?

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    • Talitha,

      I just got back from getting my stamps too. No, the postage is more than a forever stamp is worth.

      It costs $1.05 to send an International Airmail letter that weighs less than 1 ounce to South Korea. Here is a good reference site: http://www.nerdylorrin.net/jerry/postages/index.html

      Terri :-}

      P.S. Good LORD, someone please remind me not to ever go the main post office in Atlanta on a Saturday afternoon again. Ji-Hoon, you’d better damned enjoy these ribbons. The line was out the door and it took almost my entire lunch break. O_o. On a positive note, I did drive past Hartsfield International Airport’s International Terminal’s entrance on my way to and from the joint. The International Terminal is right down the street from where I work. Ya’ll think I could get Ji-Hoon to drop by my office building and say hey on one of his stops in or out of Atlanta? It’s a real secure facility. All he has to do is come to the gate, call security and ask for me. I’ll let him in. I swear. :-}

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      • Thanks Terri,

        I’m all set to mail 🙂

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      • lol, terri I think he would, he’s such a sweetheart

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      • Terri, at 8:00 p.m. I was at the Hapeville post office buying stamps since it’s open 24 hours and WHY where there so many people there on a Saturday night? I was shocked LOL. I’m like “what ya’ll got to mail off the first Saturday in January?” Maybe a lot of Christmas gifts returns…..I don’t know. ROFL.

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        • Ha ha ha! That’s where I was at 2:30 this afternoon, and it was the same darned way! I have no idea what they were all doing. Usually it’s not that bad, but today it was total insanity. LOL.

          Terri :-}

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  15. A great idea !
    I’ve bought 24 m of yellow ribbon. I’ll send the first letter Monday.
    Hugs from France.

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  16. I have a question. To send it do we have to go to post office each day or is there’s another way to do it without making a line each day to mail it?

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    • lluvia,

      I’m about to head over to the post office to buy my stamps during my lunch break here. Later today, I’m going to the hobby shop to buy my ribbon. I’ve already got tons of envelopes.

      What I’m going to do is find out how much a first class letter will cost to send to Korea, buy enough stamps to cover the cost of sending 31 days’ worth of letters, and then just put one in my mailbox every day, for my mail carrier to pick up.

      Terri :-}

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      • Thank you Terri for your help. I almost don’t sent letters outside the country. Since now we have email, text message, messenger or Skype and facebook of course that’s usually my of communication to people abroad.
        I do some crafting too, I have tons of ribbons, lets see if I have yellow ones.
        Homework for the weekend!!!

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        • My pleasure.

          Me either, lluvia. I hardly ever send letters. So, this project is really special. (Probably will be to the post office too, since they’re so broke.) LOL.

          I love weekend homework! Okay, wait. No, I don’t. Again, Ji-Hoon, like I said…appreciate.

          Terri :-}

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          • Yea the Post Office is hurting for money. I have not bought stamps in a long time. $1.05 x 31= $32.55 and that’s the most money the post office has gotten out of me in awhile. The Post Office is doing good from me lately. I mailed Rain’s Christmas gift at the Post Office and that’s the first time I’ve mailed anything from the Post Office in a VERY long time. And now they are getting $32+ from me. LOL at Rain being good business for the Post Office.

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        • Yes thanks for this comment.I haven’t sent anything out of the US in years. Trying to remember how go about sending these ribbons…lol. 🙂

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  17. Last night I ordered postcards from Amazon and since they won’t be here until the later part of next week today I’m buying seven postcards so I can start this project on Monday. 😀

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  18. I’M IN!!
    Beautiful… and i mean BI-uuuuutiful Idea! 🙂

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  19. As I called for participation in my blog, many people said that they would like to participate by all means.
    I am really moved to know that there are many kind clouds who sincerely hope for his happiness!
    I will also certainly participate.
    Let us support him with all our heart and soul!

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  20. This is fantastic idea and Rain will open these. He will be so pleased we are doing this for him. I need to go get envelopes tomarro but I don’t know about writing on ribbon cause my handwriting is so, well, less than perfect. hmmmm.
    I wonder if Clouds in other countries will want to do this also.

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    • Aw. Patrice. He won’t care about your handwriting. Mine stinks too, and I’m gonna put my name on that ribbon with pride. And by the way, let the ROK military have it. I don’t care.

      I sincerely hope that Clouds in other countries will join in with us. We are going to post the project on The Cloud too. Please share this project with everyone you can everywhere.

      Terri :-}

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  21. I will probably do the ribbons. Pretty cool idea ladies!

    I’m ok with it, after all we have already sent our names directly to the Korean military previously regarding that petition sent on his behalf. However, I don’t think they want to get “crunk” with Rain fans who are only showing support en masse. Besides, we’ve all been told growing up…..”there’s safety in numbers.” I’m inclined to believe that age old rule may just apply in this instance as well.

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  22. Reblogged this on Lynn's World.

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  23. I’m in…Starting first thing in the morning. ^•^

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  24. Dear Stephe, sending the ribbons is a wonderful idea and to support all men and women in the force specially to Rain at this difficult time, but I do concern about the more influences and actions may cause him more stress that the army may gives to him indirectly ? after all the defense department is pretty conservative and he is a celebrity, a very famous one too. We have to put ourselves in his shoes. I think. But again, no matter what decision Cloud make that I will always supported.

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    • Hi, Renn. I understand and appreciate your concerns.

      This is just like JiHoon receiving an ordinary letter in the mail, which he already does get in great abundance daily. It won’t suggest any type of aggression at all. It will look like, and BE, just ordinary mail.

      Stephe ^@@^

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    • Actually, we really NEED to do this project. Not just for JiHoon, but for other soldiers in the PR Division. There is something terribly wrong with that division. They make these soldiers perform for them like trained monkeys and they don’t just do that where the public eye can see. They have to attend many private functions as well. And on top of that, they are expected to complete all of their military training as well.

      After reading some of the translated news articles over on The Cloud in the Rain News section (please go over and do that), I have no doubt in my mind that Ji-Hoon was coerced into joining the PR Division because of his fame. In other words, they were bound and determined to exploit him because of his fame. He always said, before he went in, that he was looking forward to serving as a regular soldier. I think he meant it. He knew what the PR Division was like and what his life would be like there. His good friend, Psy, who had to serve TWICE, would have told him that. So, I just don’t believe he would have “volunteered” to be exploited like that.

      Rain is strong. He is the first person to do things and he loves to change the world. Do you really believe that if the Power of his Clouds could change the face of the PR Division and make it stop exploiting soldiers, that he wouldn’t take any punishment they could dish out and be delighted? I think he would be ecstatic.

      When The Cloud asked us to add our names to a petition when he first went in because they were exploiting him so much that his health was failing, we worried about that too and we were directly told, “He is well aware of the consequences and he doesn’t CARE. Please HURRY.” Does that sound like a soldier that would be worried that a flood of yellow ribbons would make him have to scrub more toilets? I don’t think so.

      The PR Division is going to do what they want to do, regardless of what we do. However, because of the public outcry in Korea got to them, we now know that they can be vulnerable to those kinds of tactics. That is a good thing and I think it is time for Rain’s fans to stand up and create a public outcry of their own. In fact, ALL fanbases of Korean soldiers in the PR Division need to stand up and show DEMA that we aren’t going to sit back and take their crap anymore–not just because we don’t want Rain to suffer, but because we don’t want ANY entertainment soldier to suffer. It’s just not RIGHT.

      Watching his Clouds tangibly support him is something that I really think Ji-Hoon needs at this time. I think it will help him keep his chin up and take whatever they can dish out with a smile. And when it comes down to it, that’s all that really matters.

      Terri :-}

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      • Yes, he was, “convinced.” He wouldn’t have gone through the hell of the hardest Infantry boot camp in the military, within a stone’s throw of the Demilitarized Zone and the North Koreans, no less, and earned himself a coveted spot as an ATO still at the DMZ for five months, unless he’d intended to be a regular soldier the whole time the way he claimed.

        But no way were they going to let the world star get away. They were happily telling the Media about their entertainment plans for him almost a year before he even went in.

        Stephe ^@@^

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        • That’s exactly my feeling about the issue. The use him and then when problems appeared instead of support him the DEMA Threw him under the bus!!!!! So unfair!!!!

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  25. I think this is great, and will be sending my Love and Support to JiHoon.

    Great idea CloudUSA!!! 🙂

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  26. SO very BI-utiful CloudUSA…Thanks & Great Appreciation ♥
    #WeBELIEVEinRAIN
    ♥ 정지훈 – RAIN ♥
    ☆Divine Light Surrounds RAIN☆
    ☆Divine Love Enfolds RAIN☆
    ☆Divine Power Protects RAIN☆
    ☆Divine Presence Watches Over RAIN☆
    ☆Divine Source will BI wherever RAIN is☆&
    ☆All will BI WELL☆
    ♥♥♥CLOUDs always ONE with RAIN♥Forever♥영원히♥♥♥
    ^^PrayingForRAINdaily^^

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  27. Count me in!

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  28. It cost $1.05 to mail a postcard to S. Korea. Multiply that times 31 and obviously I’m about to show some serious fan love ROFL. Rain’s worth every penny of every dollar. I’m excited about mailing him something 😀 Thanks for this cool idea. I’ll get postage tomorrow.

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  29. Ladies if you use one or both of the images I made, just a warning. I’m not 100% certain the hangul says “We Support Rain.” Just saying, Google Translate isn’t so good at giving an accurate translation.

    If you want I can make a template that has four card on one full page that you can print to save paper when printing. Just lest me know.

    Dot

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    • LOL ooops and I should add, Thank you Terri and Stephe for going to the trouble of thinking up a way to support RAIN in this really weird and probably stressful time. I hope he get’s buried in yellow ribbons real or postcard versions. I hope every one does their best to participate.

      FIGHTING!!!

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  30. Ummmm can we think of a third option that does not require me putting my full name and address on an envelope mailed to the South Korean military? …..I’m just saying.

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  31. excellent idea, thanks, I will!

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