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I can actually participate again in BBG.  I've been going through withdrawal.

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Comment by Greg McWilliams on February 25, 2014 at 5:26am

I understand the WITHDRAWALS, But my computer was fine!!!!! WELCOME BACK BRUCE!!!!!!

Comment by carl hendrix on February 24, 2014 at 9:49pm

glad your back with us bruce!

Comment by Leo-pomis Humanochirus on February 24, 2014 at 9:45pm

Looks like your iPhone is not powerful enough. Time to upgrade to brain implant technology ;-)

Comment by dick tabbert on February 20, 2014 at 5:03pm

I can see how you would have withdrawals when you get use to something and it becomes part of your life style and breaks down its not a good thing and hard to cope with.

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