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ebay con CENTRACIRCLE

20 Oct

ME I want to email an express mail label for shipping, I need shipping weight, Is it less than 2 pounds? CENTRACIRCLE nah i dont think so….its a 3xl and the material is heavyweight ME: I must have the shipping weight, I will cancel rather than ask a fourth time, I don’t know what to do, Please help CENTRACIRCLE: i told you it was over 2 lbs…i dont have a scale buddy. you should of asked before you bought it. ME:  Since you don’t have a scale I have done my best to estimate the maximum weight, and I am confident it is less than two pounds, I plan to email a UPS or Fedex label, so if you accept you’ll need to print the label, attach the label, and call the appropriate carrier. I am not sure if you
are able and willing to do these things. Can you help? CENTRACIRCLE: theres a fedex right by my work but cant do ups…… ME: Thank you for the reply. I plan on paying shortly, and emailing you a Fedex label. I just need to know your address. Can you help? CENTRACIRCLE: give me your numbr and ill text it to you ME: thank you for sending your email address via txt. What I need is your mailing address for the fedex form. Can you help? CENTRACIRCLE: go ahead and pay first before i gve you any more info. CENTRACIRCLE: in a minute im about to report you to ebay for suspicious activity.

mass shootings The Economist

14 Oct

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21586585-mass-shootings-are-up-gun-murders-down

Gun massacres
Mass shootings are up; gun murders down

Sep 21st 2013 |From the print edition

On September 16th a former navy reservist, Aaron Alexis, shot 12 people dead at a military base in Washington, DC. Though rare, such
tragedies are increasingly common in America. The past 30 years have seen 67 mass shootings (in which four or more people were killed by a
gunman not involved in a conventional crime), says Mother Jones magazine. There have already been five this year, after seven last year.
Massacres grab headlines, and so may explain why many Americans believe, incorrectly, that gun crime is on the rise. In fact, gun murders have
fallen by half in the past 20 years. (This is in line with the general decline in crime, but also owes something to modern medicine. Hospitals have
become much better at keeping gunshot victims alive, so the kind of shootings that would have been fatal 20 years ago are often not today.)
Americans are still much more likely to shoot each other than are people in other rich countries, though.

Clarification: This article has been amended to include the fact that improvements in modern medicine have also helped reduce the number of
gunshot deaths.

From the print edition: United States

The Blood Telegram

12 Oct

http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21586514-new-history-sheds-fresh-light-shameful-moment-american-foreign-policy-blood

The birth of Bangladesh
Blood meridian

A new history sheds fresh light on a shameful moment in American foreign policy
Sep 21st 2013 |From the print edition

The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide. By Gary Bass. Knopf; 499 pages; $30. Buy from Amazon.com

UNTIL 1971 Pakistan was made up of two parts: west and east. Both Muslim-dominated territories were born out of India’s bloody partition 24
years earlier, though they existed awkwardly 1,600km apart, divided by hostile Indian territory. Relations between the two halves were always
poor. The west dominated: it had the capital, Islamabad, and greater political, economic and military clout. Its more warlike Pashtuns and
prosperous Punjabis, among others, looked down on Bengali easterners as passive and backward.

The split into Pakistan and Bangladesh was perhaps inevitable. It began in late 1970, after Pakistan’s first national elections. To the shock of
West Pakistanis, an easterner, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, won a sweeping victory, and was poised to lead the country. His Awami League
wanted greater rights for Bengalis. But the army chiefs and politicians in Islamabad would not countenance his taking office. They arrested him
and the army began repressing eastern protesters.

Bengalis flocked to join the rebel forces who were fighting for independence. West Pakistani soldiers stationed in the east, plus a few local
supporters, began targeting students, writers, politicians; especially the Hindu minority. Soldiers massacred civilians, burned villages and sent
millions fleeing to India. Eventually some 10m became refugees, mostly Hindus. At least 300,000 people were killed; some say the death toll
was over 1m.

Seen from America, where Richard Nixon was president, the war was a domestic Pakistani affair. India’s leader, Indira Gandhi, claimed
otherwise. She called the floods of refugees a humanitarian disaster that threatened regional stability. She wanted international action,
demanding that America tell Pakistan’s leaders to stop the killing. Nixon, urged by his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, refused.

In “The Blood Telegram” Gary Bass, a Princeton academic (who once wrote for The Economist), sets out to assess America’s handling of the
war. He argues that the killings amounted to a genocide: Hindus, as a distinct minority, were chosen for annihilation and expulsion. He asks
why Nixon continued actively to support the Pakistani leaders who were behind it.

At the behest of Mr Kissinger, Nixon sent military planes and other materiel to Pakistan, even though he knew this broke American law. He
deployed an American naval task force to the Bay of Bengal to intimidate India, which had begun helping rebels in East Pakistan. Most
extreme, he secretly asked China to send troops to India’s borders. He did so accepting a risk of Soviet retaliation, even that nuclear bombs
might be “lobbed” around in response.

Nixon and Mr Kissinger stood with Pakistan, even as they knew of the extent of the slaughter. Their own diplomats told them about it. The
centrepiece of Mr Bass’s gripping and well-researched book is the story of how America’s most senior diplomat in East Pakistan, Archer Blood,
the consul-general in Dhaka, sent regular, detailed and accurate reports of the bloodshed. Early on he stated that a “selective genocide” was
under way.

Blood and his colleagues protested that America should not support Pakistan’s rulers. Then, 20 of them sent a dissenting telegram (the “Blood
telegram” of the book’s title) condemning America’s policy. It was an extreme and idealistic step for a diplomat, whose career was soon cut
short. Though the telegram did not change American policy, it rates as an historic document. Such open dissent is extremely rare.

Mr Bass does a good job of explaining Nixon’s wilful support of Pakistan. Using newly released recordings of White House conversations
between the president and Mr Kissinger, he sets out with admirable clarity what else was at stake. In part it was personal. Nixon, a man of few
friends, was notably fond of Pakistan’s military ruler, Yahya Khan, a gruff, dim-witted, whisky-drinking general. Nixon compared the Pakistani
favourably to Abraham Lincoln. By contrast he despised India’s wheedling civilian politicians, reserving a particular dislike for Gandhi, whom in
private he frequently called a “bitch” and “witch”.

More important, Pakistan was a loyal cold-war ally, whereas India was seen as leaning towards the Soviet Union. Crucially, Mr Kissinger early in
1971 was using Pakistan as an essential secret conduit to China. He flew via Islamabad to Beijing to arrange for Nixon to make his own trip to
see Mao Zedong. Better relations with China would allow America to wind down the war in Vietnam.

Ultimately, Mr Kissinger did much to set America’s course. He argued that America should pay no heed to domestic horrors in Pakistan, saying
“you can’t go to war over refugees”, and warned that India was a greater threat to international order. Indian “bastards”, he agreed with Nixon,
needed a “mass famine” to cut them down to size.

Mr Bass depicts Mr Kissinger as increasingly erratic, perhaps overworked, as East Pakistan’s secession became inevitable. He is quoted calling
the conflict “our Rhineland” (in reference to the start of the second world war) and warning that India would “rape Pakistan”.

Mr Kissinger adopts a magisterial tone in the one chapter he devoted to the India-Pakistan crisis in his 1979 work, “The White House Years”.
He refused to speak to Mr Bass for this book, and glosses over the Blood telegram in his memoirs, never explaining why he ignored the
entreaties of the diplomats on the ground. That is a pity, because America’s response to the war has reverberated over the years.

The 1971 war poisoned regional affairs for decades. It ended when India’s army intervened, having supported East Pakistan’s rebels for
months, and crushed the Pakistani forces within days. Pakistan was humiliated, yet no Pakistani soldier has been held to account for the mass
slaughter that provoked the war. Pakistanis by and large prefer not to discuss it. The war did convince them that India might next try to break up
the remaining western rump of their country, perhaps by supporting Baluchi separatists on the border with Afghanistan. A sharp mutual
suspicion still lingers between the neighbours, helping ensure that Pakistan’s army dominates—and damages—the country still.

Nor did the war do much for India. Eventually the refugees went home, but relations with Bangladesh soon soured. At home Gandhi became
suddenly more popular. But she then descended into authoritarianism, even suspending democracy. Inside Bangladesh the war remains a live
political issue as alleged collaborators in the conflict (all opposition leaders) are being tried by a flawed, local war-crimes tribunal. This week, one
defendant was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court.

Could things have been different if America, having listened to Blood, had pressed Pakistan not to slaughter its own people in 1971? Mr Bass
does not speculate directly. Yet if a peaceful secession of Bangladesh had been possible, many lives would have been saved and a source of
deep division in a troubled region would have been removed.

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Acapulco Mexico

10 Oct

http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21586561-former-jet-set-resort-underwater-diving-cliff

A former jet-set resort is underwater
Sep 21st 2013 | MEXICO CITY |From the print edition

FOR the first time in 55 years, this week a hurricane and a tropical storm arrived almost simultaneously on Mexico’s Pacific and Gulf coasts,
killing at least 80 people (with a further 58 missing) and leaving tens of thousands homeless. If that was a double dose of bad news on a
three-day holiday weekend, Acapulco, the south-western resort where Hollywood divas once flirted with cliff-divers, was thrice-cursed. It bore
the brunt of the storm just as it is struggling to overcome a collapse in tourism and the stigma of becoming Mexico’s most violent city. “Acapulco
is sinking,” splashed Reforma, a newspaper.

Though the resort’s heyday is long past, it did enjoy a recent revival in upmarket tourism. That proved brief. The number of foreign visitors flying
in plunged from over 350,000 in 2006 to fewer than 61,000 in 2012. It received just nine cruise ships last year, down from 81 in 2011. Even
those most reckless of tourists, American spring-breakers, have balked. Their numbers have plummeted by 92% in three years.

The main reason is drug-related violence. Acapulco, a city of 850,000, saw more than 1,000 murders last year, half as many again as Mexico
City, which has ten times more people. According to officials at the interior ministry, two of its poorest districts, Renacimiento and Zapata, are
the most violent in Mexico.

Renacimiento was partially washed away by tropical storm Manuel, which left thousands of Acapulco’s residents, and many more in the
mountains behind, without homes. About 40,000 tourists gutsy enough to visit were stranded for days—some in posh hotels living on rations and
without electricity. Their cars were underwater; their flights cancelled (the airport reopened, but only partially, on September 17th); and all the
main roads out were blocked by mudslides. In one hotel well-heeled guests reacted in horror on learning that they might be evacuated to an
emergency shelter, perhaps fearing the conditions that Acapulco’s homeless have to endure.

President Enrique Peña Nieto joined the relief effort. He has launched reforms to make Mexico a faster-growing, more modern economy.
Acapulco’s fate is a reminder that the country’s backward south needs attention, too.

From the print edition: The Americas

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3 Oct

Tom sent Tish Murphy Brandt a friend request.
Tom sent Ashton Nichols a friend request.
Tom sent Carrie Breschi a friend request.
Tom and Alessandro D’Agostino are now friends.
Tom sent Alessandro D’Agostino a friend request.
YESTERDAY
Tom and Cheryl Hargett Johnson are now friends.
OCTOBER 1
Tom sent Kim Parker a friend request.
Tom sent Marilyn Strum a friend request.
Tom and Jennifer Raposo are now friends.
Tom and Brandy Nofz are now friends.
Tom and Tad Nofz are now friends.
Tom sent Brandy Nofz a friend request.
Tom sent Tad Nofz a friend request.
September 2013
SEPTEMBER 29
Tom and Cindy Strum are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 27
Tom and Steve Ruegg are now friends.
Tom and Garry Hellmich are now friends.
Tom and Wade Groetsch are now friends.
Tom sent Gwen Mashek a friend request.
Tom sent Theresa Welinski a friend request.
Tom sent Steve Ruegg a friend request.
Tom sent Wade Groetsch a friend request.
Tom sent Dale DeWitt a friend request.
Tom sent Garry Hellmich a friend request.
Tom sent Cheryl Hargett Johnson a friend request.
Tom sent Eric Wilhelmsen a friend request.
SEPTEMBER 25
Tom and Virginia Orand are now friends.
Tom and Bonnie Welshons are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 23
Tom sent Cindy Strum a friend request.
Tom and David Blackman are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 22
Tom sent William Custer a friend request.
SEPTEMBER 21
Tom and Lori Custer are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 19
Tom sent Lori Custer a friend request.
SEPTEMBER 16
Tom sent Sharon Elaine Roesler a friend request.
SEPTEMBER 15
Tom and David R. Breschi are now friends.
Tom sent Brad Warthen a friend request.
Tom sent Jana Gilbert McCommon a friend request.
Tom sent David R. Breschi a friend request.
Tom and Sue Ellen Line Dennison are now friends.
Tom sent Sue Ellen Line Dennison a friend request.
Tom sent Johanna Tesman a friend request.
Tom sent Maria Key a friend request.
Tom sent Ann T Bower a friend request.
Tom sent Barry Tesman a friend request.
Tom and Betsy Perry Van Wyhe are now friends.
Tom and Jim Wigand are now friends.
Tom sent Jim Larsen a friend request.
Tom sent Bonnie Welshons a friend request.
Tom sent Jan Ecklund a friend request.
Tom sent Betsy Perry Van Wyhe a friend request.
Tom sent James Gregory Cunningham a friend request.
Tom sent Jim Wigand a friend request.
Tom sent Jim Roesler a friend request.
Tom sent Paul J Wolfert a friend request.
SEPTEMBER 7
Tom and Cristina Astua are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 6
Tom sent Mitch Nishikawa a friend request.
Tom and Raul Fajardo are now friends.
Tom sent Raul Fajardo a friend request.
Tom sent Cristina Astua a friend request.
Tom sent Ileana Espeleta a friend request.
Tom sent Lloyd Moberg a friend request.
Tom sent Mike Teasdale a friend request.
Tom sent Johanna Tesman a friend request.
Tom sent Gina Cooper a friend request.
SEPTEMBER 4
Tom and Sugu Maran are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 1
Tom sent Kay Wilson a friend request.
Tom sent Charlie Richmond a friend request.
Tom sent Higginson Brad a friend request.
Tom sent Angie Doody a friend request.
August 2013
AUGUST 10
Tom and Erin Higginson are now friends.
Tom sent Kelly Higginson a friend request.
Tom sent Erin Higginson a friend request.
Tom sent Anne Kolker Doody a friend request.
AUGUST 9
Tom sent Margaret Doody a friend request.
AUGUST 4
Tom sent Kathleen Forhan a friend request.
July 2013
JULY 26
Tom and Sandy Los Gladding are now friends.
Tom sent Sandy Los Gladding a friend request.
JULY 22
Tom and Carol Troy are now friends.
JULY 19
Tom sent Doug Post a friend request.
JULY 14
Tom sent Carol Troy a friend request.
JULY 10
Tom and Alex Eingorn are now friends.
JULY 7
Tom sent Steffen Meiler a friend request.
JULY 6
Tom and Tommy Gregg are now friends.
JULY 5
Tom and Bill Fleming are now friends.
JULY 4
Tom and Xavier Espartaco Caceres are now friends.
June 2013
JUNE 30
Tom sent Tommy Gregg a friend request.
JUNE 19
Tom and Dezoree Augustine are now friends.
JUNE 14
Tom removed May Sabastawi McDonnell as a friend.
JUNE 13
Tom and Izuki Bando are now friends.
JUNE 12
Tom and David William Sabater are now friends.
May 2013
MAY 29
Tom sent David William Sabater a friend request.
MAY 20
Tom and Pucci Pisani are now friends.
MAY 18
Tom sent Pucci Pisani a friend request.
MAY 15
Tom sent Bill Fleming a friend request.
MAY 2
Tom and Rosemary Post are now friends.
April 2013
APRIL 29
Tom and Eve Ouellette are now friends.
APRIL 18
Tom and Dudley Petunia are now friends.
APRIL 9
Tom and Robert Post are now friends.
APRIL 5
Tom and Mikki Catanzaro-Bruce are now friends.
Tom sent Mikki Catanzaro-Bruce a friend request.
APRIL 3
Tom and Melissa Twohey Richmond are now friends.
March 2013
MARCH 31
Tom sent Melissa Twohey Richmond a friend request.
Tom and Ram Kumar are now friends.
MARCH 28
Tom sent Ram Kumar a friend request.
MARCH 27
Tom sent Kevin Doody a friend request.
MARCH 26
Tom sent Steffen Meiler a friend request.
Tom sent Annie Forhan a friend request.
Tom sent Higginson Brad a friend request.
Tom sent Kate O’Connor a friend request.
Tom sent Steffen Meiler a friend request.
Tom sent Beth Halley a friend request.
Tom sent Bill Doody a friend request.
Tom sent Meghan Halley a friend request.
Tom sent Laura Halley a friend request.
Tom sent Robert Post a friend request.
Tom sent Rosemary Post a friend request.
MARCH 25
Tom sent Nancy Coney Forhan a friend request.
MARCH 17
Tom sent Jesus Chuy Morales a friend request.
MARCH 15
Tom sent Sheridan Kirk a friend request.
February 2013
FEBRUARY 4
Tom and Sazzino Sazzy Kasaskie are now friends.
January 2013
JANUARY 8
Tom and Robert McNamara are now friends.
JANUARY 1
Tom and Michele Shelly Klenner Kerrigan are now friends.
December 2012
DECEMBER 23
Tom and Alessandro Merlotron are now friends.
Tom sent Alessandro Merlotron a friend request.
DECEMBER 20
Tom and Randi Richards are now friends.
DECEMBER 16
Tom sent Randi Richards a friend request.
DECEMBER 5
Tom and Joselyn Reyes are now friends.
DECEMBER 2
Tom and Phil Strum are now friends.
November 2012
NOVEMBER 26
Tom and Allison Forhan are now friends.
NOVEMBER 25
Tom removed Mary O’Meara as a friend.
NOVEMBER 24
Tom and MyShuga Sweet are now friends.
October 2012
OCTOBER 29
Tom and Shantelee Christie are now friends.
Tom and Mayaa Tucker-Cunningham are now friends.
Tom and Connie Lindman are now friends.
OCTOBER 21
Tom and Elizabeth Bowman are now friends.
OCTOBER 15
Tom and Anh Do are now friends.
OCTOBER 1
Tom and Jay Squires are now friends.
September 2012
SEPTEMBER 20
Tom and Manoj Prasad are now friends.
Tom and Vana Lynn are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 10
Tom removed Kay Wilson as a friend.
August 2012
AUGUST 27
Tom and James Grimaldi are now friends.
AUGUST 14
Tom and Jane McDade are now friends.
Tom and Christa H Meiler are now friends.
Tom and Betsy Haidle McClain are now friends.
Tom removed Mary Power Patton as a friend.
Tom and John Cachat are now friends.
AUGUST 5
Tom and David Gage are now friends.
July 2012
JULY 31
Tom and Bis-Tek Cab Manufacturing are now friends.
JULY 20
Tom and Micheal John are now friends.
JULY 17
Tom and Marty Doody Post are now friends.
Tom and James Grimaldi are now friends.
JULY 10
Tom and Milomir Sekulic are now friends.
JULY 2
Tom and Yoshio Ehara are now friends.
June 2012
No posts
May 2012
MAY 24
Tom and Jaiden Shephard are now friends.
MAY 14
Tom and Monique Van de Leuv are now friends.
April 2012
APRIL 28
Tom and Wendy Everett are now friends.
APRIL 26
Tom and Unsigned Bands are now friends.
APRIL 25
Tom and Vidya Sagar are now friends.
APRIL 24
Tom and Rondregus A. Underwood are now friends.
Tom and Drissa Ouattara are now friends.
Tom and Juan Bernardo Torres Mora are now friends.
Tom and Rondregus A. Underwood are now friends.
APRIL 20
Tom and Jesus Cabrera are now friends.
APRIL 4
Tom and David Pryor are now friends.
March 2012
MARCH 25
Tom and Christine Brown are now friends.
MARCH 4
Tom and Scott Connors are now friends.
February 2012
FEBRUARY 5
Tom and Anthony Giglio are now friends.
FEBRUARY 3
Tom and Anthony Caporale are now friends.
FEBRUARY 1
Tom and Maruthi Ram are now friends.
January 2012
JANUARY 27
Tom and Phil Valla are now friends.
JANUARY 15
Tom and Andrew Weir are now friends.
Tom and Andrew Sexton are now friends.
JANUARY 13
Tom and Andrew Loft Clapham are now friends.
JANUARY 12
Tom and Andrew Nicholls are now friends.
JANUARY 9
Tom and Amar Sandeep are now friends.
JANUARY 2
Tom and Alexander Hauck are now friends.
December 2011
DECEMBER 29
Tom and Alex Valencia are now friends.
Tom and Alex Strange are now friends.
DECEMBER 20
Tom and K Amani White are now friends.
DECEMBER 18
Tom and Adam Levy are now friends.
DECEMBER 17
Tom and Aaron Mateychuk are now friends.
DECEMBER 15
Tom and Greg Mocker are now friends.
Tom and Tommy Geraci are now friends.
DECEMBER 2
Tom and Lisa Ladrido are now friends.
November 2011
NOVEMBER 30
Tom and Sarah Forhan are now friends.
NOVEMBER 29
Tom and Bill Cuebas are now friends.
NOVEMBER 28
Tom and Drew Forhan are now friends.
NOVEMBER 27
Tom and Erin Higginson are now friends.
NOVEMBER 24
Tom and Alain Farrelly are now friends.
NOVEMBER 23
Tom and Stacy Solomon are now friends.
NOVEMBER 22
Tom and Kathleen Patton-McFadden are now friends.
NOVEMBER 21
Tom and Sean Malarkey are now friends.
NOVEMBER 19
Tom and John Raser are now friends.
Tom and Wendy Montebello are now friends.
NOVEMBER 16
Tom and Shinji Fujita are now friends.
Tom and Shannon Grissom are now friends.
NOVEMBER 8
Tom and Larry Rutter are now friends.
NOVEMBER 6
Tom and Alabama Homebrewers are now friends.
NOVEMBER 3
Tom and Culture Heritage Tours Ireland are now friends.
October 2011
OCTOBER 29
Tom and Adam Robinson are now friends.
OCTOBER 28
Tom and Adrian McCarthy are now friends.
OCTOBER 27
Tom and Aidan Ward are now friends.
Tom and Agostino Tammaro are now friends.
OCTOBER 24
Tom and Aaron Mc Keever are now friends.
OCTOBER 5
Tom and Larry Rutter are now friends.
September 2011
SEPTEMBER 27
Tom and Jeannie Prince are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 26
Tom and Donna Orender are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 19
Tom and Colleen O’Keeffe are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 18
Tom and Melissa Liliana are now friends.
Tom and Aad Lode are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 15
Tom and Katiuska Medrano are now friends.
Tom and Andrew Katzander are now friends.
Tom and Left Bank are now friends.
Tom and Aaron Goldfarb are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 12
Tom and JC Augustin are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 10
Tom and Ed Lamorgese are now friends.
August 2011
AUGUST 31
Tom and Maureen Patton-Pyzoha are now friends.
Tom and Raymund V. Favis are now friends.
AUGUST 26
Tom and St Andrews are now friends.
AUGUST 25
Tom and Richard Bonilla are now friends.
Tom and Susie Sharp are now friends.
Tom and Steve Stevenson are now friends.
AUGUST 21
Tom and Briana Twohey are now friends.
AUGUST 17
Tom and Colin O’Connor are now friends.
AUGUST 13
Tom and John O’Connor are now friends.
AUGUST 11
Tom and Lisa Favis are now friends.
AUGUST 7
Tom and Don Van Natta Jr. are now friends.
AUGUST 6
Tom and Joe Rachor are now friends.
July 2011
JULY 18
Tom and Jim Gramata are now friends.
JULY 17
Tom and Seiji Takagi are now friends.
JULY 4
Tom and Jerry Baty are now friends.
June 2011
JUNE 25
Tom and Iman Bacodari are now friends.
JUNE 24
Tom and Jay Juliano are now friends.
JUNE 19
Tom and Will Kirk are now friends.
JUNE 16
Tom and Hari Haran are now friends.
JUNE 6
Tom and Chris Forhan are now friends.
JUNE 5
Tom and Kevin Nye are now friends.
JUNE 4
Tom and Donald Robinson Cole are now friends.
May 2011
MAY 22
Tom and Saurav Roy are now friends.
MAY 18
Tom and Janet Russell Dorenkott are now friends.
MAY 17
Tom and Ryuk Jason are now friends.
MAY 16
Tom and Tony Stuart are now friends.
April 2011
APRIL 10
Tom and Elmont Glass are now friends.
Tom and Phil Halley are now friends.
APRIL 2
Tom and Robert J Marchese are now friends.
Tom and Sajad Bagheri are now friends.
March 2011
MARCH 24
Tom and Kelly Lynn are now friends.
Tom and Angelila Benihana are now friends.
MARCH 18
Tom and Charlie Twohey are now friends.
Tom and Kathleen Twohey are now friends.
Tom and Morgan Kirk are now friends.
Tom and Brian Twohey are now friends.
Tom and David Doody are now friends.
Tom and Kate Gregg are now friends.
February 2011
FEBRUARY 24
Tom and Jin Diwakar are now friends.
Tom and John Hathcock are now friends.
FEBRUARY 17
Tom and Destiny Hatch are now friends.
January 2011
JANUARY 26
Tom and Crystal Ann Arnold are now friends.
JANUARY 18
Tom and Kimi Puntillo are now friends.
JANUARY 10
Tom and Matthew B. Petrus are now friends.
December 2010
DECEMBER 15
Tom and Frank C Swanson are now friends.
DECEMBER 11
Tom and Mike Malley are now friends.
November 2010
NOVEMBER 19
Tom and Brian McBride are now friends.
October 2010
OCTOBER 22
Tom and Karen Onderko are now friends.
OCTOBER 15
Tom and Hugh Zaretsky are now friends.
Tom and Christia Rowland are now friends.
Tom and Michael Gross are now friends.
OCTOBER 2
Tom and Togrul Sideifzade are now friends.
Tom and Tomio Nagaoka are now friends.
September 2010
SEPTEMBER 25
Tom and Jenny Lavelle are now friends.
Tom and Diana Pryor are now friends.
SEPTEMBER 4
Tom and Jim Stalker are now friends.
Tom and Patrick Coughlin are now friends.
Tom and Jerry Schroer are now friends.
Tom and Chris Hatzakis are now friends.
Tom and Mike Glancy are now friends.
August 2010
AUGUST 15
Tom and Leni Tan are now friends.
July 2010
JULY 13
Tom and Daniel Birk Graham are now friends.
June 2010
JUNE 29
Tom and Colleen Paice McGovern are now friends.
JUNE 23
Tom and Brian Lavelle are now friends.
JUNE 19
Tom and Sara Olberding are now friends.
Tom and Gust Herouvis are now friends.
Tom and Charlie Lee are now friends.
Tom and Martha Doody are now friends.
JUNE 7
Tom and Robert Joseph Tedesco are now friends.
Tom and Maureen McNamara Kline are now friends.
Tom and Gail Bodnar Thomas are now friends.
Tom and Mary FitzGerald Wolf are now friends.
Tom and Mark VanRooy are now friends.
Tom and Michael J Juhn are now friends.
Tom and Kathy Kubacki Bushok are now friends.
JUNE 5
Tom and Kathi Leiden are now friends.
Tom and Laura Manning are now friends.
JUNE 2
Tom and Brian Katigbak are now friends.
Tom and John Lawrence are now friends.
May 2010
MAY 31
Tom and Maria Dean are now friends.
MAY 25
Tom and Philip Withnell are now friends.
MAY 24
Tom and Ann Jaite Katigbak are now friends.
Tom and Doug Simon are now friends.
MAY 23
Tom and Raymond Heipp are now friends.
MAY 22
Tom and Carmen Angelo Tedesco are now friends.
Tom and Patrick McGovern are now friends.
MAY 18
Tom and Florence Turk Weber are now friends.
MAY 11
Tom and Joe Kapitan are now friends.
MAY 3
Tom and Carl Freire are now friends.
Tom and Kevin J. McGinnis are now friends.
Tom and Tom Piatak are now friends.
Tom and Patrick Hagan are now friends.
MAY 2
Tom and Francis E. Quinn are now friends.
April 2010
APRIL 27
Tom and Nina Grinberg are now friends.
APRIL 22
Tom and Steve Drake are now friends.
Tom and Bruce Gesslein are now friends.
APRIL 20
Tom and Ellen Doody Halley are now friends.
APRIL 18
Tom and Richard Anter II are now friends.
APRIL 16
Tom and Fuminao Hachiuma are now friends.
APRIL 15
Tom and Robert L. Koch are now friends.
APRIL 10
Tom and Jeff Crandell are now friends.
APRIL 9
Tom and Tony Shaker are now friends.
March 2010
MARCH 15
Tom and Stacey Nye are now friends.
MARCH 6
Tom and Shyam Singh are now friends.
MARCH 3
Tom and Ja’Nae Wilkerson are now friends.
February 2010
No posts
January 2010
No posts
December 2009
DECEMBER 31
Tom and Monica Hetterich Plotka are now friends.
DECEMBER 29
Tom and Heather Miller are now friends.
DECEMBER 23
Tom and Christopher Schneider are now friends.
November 2009
No posts
October 2009
OCTOBER 28
Tom and John O’Brien are now friends.
OCTOBER 22
Tom and Packy Malley are now friends.
Tom and Jeffrey Galvin are now friends.
OCTOBER 21
Tom and Adam Strum are now friends.