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November 12, 2008


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Thanks for sharing this letter Barry. It is so amazing to see and feel the outpouring of support for our new president elect. I have big hope for big change. Time will tell.

Paul Lynch, JDPSN

Thanks Barry, this was nice.

Barry Briggs

Thank you for your comments, Paul and Molly!


Thank you Barry for posting this. Really great letter indeed. Tenzin Gyatso and Obama, wonderful!

Barry Briggs

Thank you, Uku!

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