Bits and Pieces - Trading the Alps and Grand Canyon

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The Swiss are known for private banking. They are also known for their Alps. I have never been there but if I were asked, "What does the Swiss government invest in on behalf of it's people?" I would have to narrow it down to, hmmm, let's see, Gold

Brings a new meaning to the words "Dump Gold", doesn't it?

I mean, Russia has recently added 50 tons of that mellow yellow to its stash. I have added to mine. China is very guarded with their purchases and says nothing about production, but we know they are in the running with Russia. These are debt free countries (me a debt free person). Japan follows the USSA model and I ask, "How's that workin' out for ya?"

Now that you have had a chance to ponder my question. No, it was not gold. They invested over 100 billion in, you guessed it, the US Stock Market.

My theory? The whole world is keeping the market propped up despite dismal earnings because they have so much in it, they can't allow it to fall. Being totally irrelevant to reality, I quit trading US stocks and options just before I started into bitcoin. It was a time when great earnings reports caused a fall in share prices and dismal earnings raised the share price by up to four hundred or so. I traded a lot of (tr)apple and goofle.

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Later, I quit bitcoin when they became less of an international monetary wonder and more like MoneyGram, Xoom, WU, and other costly banking side steppers. Yes like email bitcoin saves you the stamp licking part and the money/letter always arrives or is returned, but slow and expensive payments were never my passion.

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I wanted to talk about my contests of the past few tater-tots. You can mark my words, as
I wrote in my last post
, "Still, 2017 is the year of crypto specifically December of 2017." December was not only the month that bitcoin was bull-horned around the world, it was also followed by a larger than normal slump? in bitcoin and other crypto prices. I have been busy playing the Alps and Grand Canyons since my last post.

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When I offer a contest, I like people to walk away smiling. Right after my last post, I noticed that @booster went down for an extended period of time. The pay for vote bot also lost a lot of users when the frontrunner league that ran everyone's voting power into the teens. Both booster and frontrunner were necessary to make my contest profitable (though easy to win) for my nearly 3000 followers.

I have been waiting for things to normalize, but instead there are just more and more vote bots. Testing shows that they don't really produce what is advertised. Let me know if you have had luck with any and we can try it.

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This one should really be called turd, because there is a turd in the bunch bowl, the one we call the Steem reward poo1. The suspect (whom shall not be named) deserves credit for identifying spammers and stomping them out. But, they also deserve another @ned flag as they are jumping on people who are making newbie mistakes that every newbie makes.

New users should not only be encouraged by those who have a bit more voting impact, but they should also be protected from abuse by people with millions in steem who enjoy the life changing impact that they can have ie; killing new users before they can feel the thrill of their first payout.

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My second and third points in today's rants are my reasons for holding off with the fun and exciting contests that I usually create and run. I have had ideas, but none of them have the originality I like to put out. With the crash and recovery of bitcoin and alts that now flow in the same direction. I have been busy enjoying the fluctuations to make more money with that. I am still here almost every day to vote and comment a bit. I just have not had the time to sit down and write.

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When I started on Steemit, I did not and would not join steemchat or steemitchat. One simple reason. They want an email address and are not decentralized. I prefer to remain anonymous. I love the fact that I can sign on and use dtube, busy, dsound, chainbb and the rest with my posting key. I don't want my posting key passed around but I feel fairly safe with a steem minded site.

Lately, many sites inclucing dtube and utopia.io have been offering (some requiring) a steemconnect sign in. Uh, no thanks.

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Steemconnect is asking for my OWNER KEY. Do you realize what you are giving them if you choose to pass the owner key around all willy nilly?

You are handing them your right arm, signature, checkbook, credit cards, security (haha) code on the back of the credit cards, and your mother's maiden name.

This is only my first reaction. I didn't like the idea of steemit chat and I am more against the Steemconnect idea. This "be your own bank" is extremely cool and has freed me up to do anything I want to do. When used properly (in a decentralized/unstoppable way), you can retire on it.

If I feel like it, I will create a worthless account and give away a worthless, empty owner key to find out more about what is inside steemconnect. But, not likely. I have never just emailed my bitcion private key to anyone, and I won't likely be signing in on sites like these. Let me know if you don't agree.

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In the news. That other place, fakebook I think it's called, is banning anything crypto from bitcoin to ICO posting. I like to call that censoring, but no matter what you call it people are still going to get into what makes money. You just can't talk about it on fakebook anymore. When maltreated, one is welcome to take leave of the "f" site.

Getting their wee-wee slapped for peepin' on the fakebook toilet seat may actually cause customers to go outside and find places that pay you to use wiz words like bitcoin, dash, ether, etc.

Somebody somewhere doesn't like the freedom that comes with being your own bank. If I owned something like fakebook, I would not want to alienate my customers. You know, the ones that my advertisers want to reach. The ones that pay the bills? Yeah, those.

But Mark Sucktheburger can put worms in the burgers he sells to his customers - food place analogy. He can make phones that explode - Samsung analogy. Or even keep on report on an investigation that has been closed for almost a year when there are much more interesting problems that could be in the news and are actually real - CNN analogy.

It's called,

Cutting off your nose to spite your face.


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"New users should not only be encouraged by those who have a bit more voting impact, but they should also be protected from abuse by people with millions in steem who enjoy the life changing impact that they can have" I agree we need adoption and when whales kill the joy for people, it doesn't help.

It's good to see you again here dear friend @htooms, I love your publications, bring several interesting topics, devo admit that I had thought that Zuiza's investment was in gold, I did not think it would trigger an investment in the stock market USA.
You are very right every time there are more bot offering their services, the truth is I do not have experience in the use, I am more of the organic votes, for that reason you will see that my posts do not have so many votes, however I feel comfortable with my work methodology . I have to highlight that your contests are great, it is admirable how you support people on the platform, many should continue as an example, I do not want to bore you with my comment. Congratulations and thank you very much for what you do for the people
I wish you a wonderful day

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You have gotten more and more articulate in English and I still envy your Spanish. You have my votes my friend, in both languages. I read your entire comment and l love the dynamic of everyone's comments sections!

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You are very kind dear friend @htooms, I appreciate your time in answering my comments.
I wish you a good week

Hi @htooms, I am grinning all the way down reading this. I like your rants especially the turd rant. Those turds deserves credit for identifying spammers and stomping and discouraging those newbies that made newbie mistakes. Thanks so much for pointing this out, finally coming from someone who can make that impact. Muahaha on Fakebook and Mark Sucktheburger... I am with you agree agree and agree okay. A great booster post for me today... have upvoted. Stay blessed and wishing you a pleasant weekend! 😊👍

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Sometimes I wonder how many people read my posts. These are my thoughts and sometimes my expertise being shared across the web albeit anonymously. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.

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You are most welcome, will drop by again for sure 😊

Que locura!!!

dua jempol untuk anda 👍👍 @done @htooms

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Thanks @htooms....
You is very2 good

Where were you busy brother saw you after a month are you fine ?

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Yes. I am well and active here on Steemit always. It is hard to pull myself away from trading when prices move.

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we love to listen to you just fine, so reprimanded by your suadara. as I know you are a busy person, in developing your work, especially always active in steemit. no matter how busy do not forget to rest.
oooyes many of your visitors say you are a generous person.
success is always for you @htooms.😊

learning and helpfull blog..like this

You're very off base on the steemconnect rant. It's basically a tool sponsored by steemit inc. The idea is that you only ever trust steemconnect and if you trust that tool, you won't have to worry about every website requiring you to login and be able to empty your wallet. The active key permissions are required for the tool to work, but everything stays client side in your browser and the website you're logging into doesn't have the ability to get your key or anything.

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You're very correct!

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I have no problem with giving eSteem my active key (example)... If I notice that someone has started a power down, I can change the active and posting keys. I don't have much liquid cash in any one account. I was talkikng about the "asking for" an owner key. I use eSteem and they also ask for the owner key (if I remember right) but if you click advanced, you can get on line with the mobile app using posting and active.

Please give me upvote also thanks

Post yang sangat bagus dan sangat detail

Thanks @htooms for sharig realy valuable details.you guided us very well specialt new comer. I appreciate your efforts. Take care.

Amazing posts @htooms

I am hoping to be debt free in 5 years, mortgage and debt free and like the idea of being anonymous :)

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It took me a few years then it happened all at one time. First, I stopped spending on the cards. Then I forced myself to keep a reserve at the end of every month (which grows). Then invest. BAAMM! It happens.

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Yup, all my cards cut up, if I want it I save for it no more credit, brought my girls up to do the same, think I have scared them about credit cards and store cards. I can't wait to be free :)

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Here is for your retirement fund.

Wow

I come back and have a line of responses. I can usually give 10 big votes but with all of you lined up, only a couple bucks each. Giving is fun and as long as it's still fun, I will keep crashing comments to bring life to a post.

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Maybe. Not sure I'll earn that much lol but I'm going to try :) wow Thank you for the upvote above :)

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Well said @done... and wellDone.

"Here is for your retirement fund."

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Extreme generosity alarm going off! Every day i see things happen in steemit world that simply do not happen irl. So rad.

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@done is without a doubt the most generous Steemian. Hats off!

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respect @done you most generous

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You are amazing, you are the most able @done

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I see your account is amazing. how can you be so. got great rewards and earnings.
Thanks @done

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Thank's but upvote me mr.@done good job

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Very good [email protected] I like you

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@done really careful nobody..money is my vaforit.

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@done, you are my favorite steemian.thank you so much for helping me.your noble person. please visit my post .

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Yes sir @done you are so kind hearted human.
Stay blessed!

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Thanks sir @done you are great man . And thank you very much for vote .

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@done extraordinary personality I love your character. Thanks for helping us all

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thanks @done you are good

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Your attitude is very professional .. You do not vote in voice sharing !!! I am amazed at you ... thank you. I support and follow your post ..

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I just woke up and came in to see who had replied. I applaud your generosity and continued support. I appreciate it when you vote on my posts and now you have come to help Karen54 become debt free. Thanks also because more comments help my post trend.

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Done your so amazing.. thanks for your kindness

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You are deeply respected by many people, it is because of your good attitude towards them .. you deserve to receive because you are very generous and do not think about yourself. I am amazed at you ... good luck for you always ...

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really @done people are light handed,

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hey @done Sir my daughter made it and I just put it in my recent post. I hope you like it.

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how are you @done i like with you I hope you become a person who always succeed, help my vote because again low level thank you hope we are always healthy

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Thanks you @done already upvote I hope we become friends

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it was a very nice gift and everyone was waiting for him. you are very kind to others, may you always be blessed and given abundant fortune. amiiin

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I would like to say a thousand thanks for what you have given me "honestly" I like getting a golden ball because before that I never get anything like that, once again I thank you, may you always be in glory and given longevity by Almighty.

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you are very wise.

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Very nice you @done ..
I need your support, please give me support @done ..
I want to join you and follow in the footsteps you thank

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Thanks @done you are very helpful friend steemit, please help me from you vote post @steemkhal thank you

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Thank you very much @done I am very happy, you are very helpful.
thank you also your participation hopefully more luck

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Hiii @done, you are most kind and generous person.

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best wishes for you master, I want to ask for your help master because I am still very small, so that I am more fukos against this steemit. if you do not mind the master please visit my blog once in a while, even then if the master is pleased. thank you for your kind heart master

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amazing waw all get a lot of votes that are very unusual @done

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waw very remarkable you may always always be a friend. if you do not mind please visit my account. thank you

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hi fella @ done you have not been seen for a long time. is it a friend's problem.

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Wise and understanding attitude ... I admire you ... if you have spare time please visit my post.

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Done your so amazing.. thanks for your kindness...

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very incredible,thank you for evrything
@done

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@done
you are a very wonderful person

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I am amazed with your gratitude where your post

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a very brilliant idea @done

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@done, you are my favorite steemian. Please visit my post...!

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Thank you very much @done. I am very happy because you supported me.

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Well @done you are so genius and generous with your beautiful attitude of giving <3
You're just love <3 :)

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Seems everyone wants a bit of you lol

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Hi..🙋@done
I see all the users of steemit are very happy with you, because you have supported many other steemit users, and we all do not know who you are, but you are very kind to us, thank you very much for your generosity,
hundreds of thumbs up for you👍

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Hi @done I am proud to hear your words ,,
not everyone has a good conscience
you are amazing
thank you for your work
I really appreciate

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Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality. I like your style:-)

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Hi @done
For Dinner
Enjoy it!

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thanks a lot my friend "@done" we are very grateful to be part of business you my friend

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Hi @done....oh wow what an amazing generosity! May I have also a piece of the cake? God bless you for your kindheartedness. 🍰😊☄

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Incredible you @done. Really generous

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Generosity of @done which has no match yet. Everyone is treated fairly and no favourits:)

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lol done,,,give me too.retirement fund

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thanks for your participation we are very happy

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@done you are very generous ....You are kind and understanding .Please if you find a spare time visit my profile :)

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@done, you are favorite on steemit in the world, your post very important and usefull for me and all of them.

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I am not sure. that much pension fund

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amazing .. you are so good

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very kind heart .. hopefully sustenance smoothly

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@done You make a big party, this is very amazing

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may be true as you say. it's a pension fund :)

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Invest in Swiss Bank for Golf?

But that's the best thing.

Life in Steemit is sometimes so sad, sometimes so exciting ...

Sometimes I'm so happy ...

Hi @done
You are really fantastic

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@done,,you are a mysterious person, but behind your mysterious, there are many people who say thank you, all this because of your generosity,and I also do not forget to say thank you ✌✌✌

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Thank you so much @done

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You are very good @done

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@done i checked your blog .You haven't started blog yet.I want to read something from you.If you had time please visit my blog and recommend me what's lacking in my blog :( because no one visits my blog :(

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thank you very much my brother, may we succeed together. we appreciate and always remember your kindness.

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@done you are a seed sower, you are able to encourage members of steemit

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your post is not there but many comments, it's amazing you have made people so curious.

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your post is not there but many comments, it's amazing you have made people so curious.

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I always admire you the best

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success always @done you are the best

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goodness is always in the hearts of good people

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I admire you ,, if there is free time to play is to my post

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how are you done
I am very fond of you I really need your support your power is very big if there is time to spare visit my blog, once again I really mengemari you, best wishes for you

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Very good 😍😍😍😍😚😚

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i like your sociality @done.
you are very generous with sharing the accumulation to all friends in the comments below.
you are amazing

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this is my first self introduction in steemit, please vote for one vote only or help you visit my poor blog, let me use this steemit!
https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@hemberekendedes/my-introduce-18116e7fbeaba

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night is always awaited by most people as well as with the day, how happy to get what he likes, like he gets a full moon full of light. please give what you have to give me to be the person who reaches the moon

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I am a new person in this steemit, I need your support and encouragement for me to develop into a person who is helpful and generous like you, please if you are willing to help me!

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I am jealous of your kindness, you are a very wonderful person in helping and not choosing in that regard. I salute ..... hope you stay victorious and successful

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You are the best. @done thank you

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sama sama nyak, singoeh beu jeumot mita raseuki

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I see your account is amazing. how can you be so. got great rewards and earnings
Very good mr @done
Pleas support me.

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@done WOW this is just EPIC. I am just amazed. You really do help so many people. Least I can do is pay it forward once. So I shall now in recognition.

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@done You are the one who knows best how to help the players, I love your character.

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@done You are crazy but very good

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good evening done

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Support me @done
I see your account is amazing 😍

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Wow so generous @done

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Have a nice day @done

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Kan ka Saba ile. Bek kah sabe sabe

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kah lhee2 keuh katamoeng keunoe, kapakat ngen mandum

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@done you are very good and noble hearted. hopefully you are always in good health.
please see my post. because I am a newcomer .

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thank a lot for you generous @done

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sang hansep ata bak pertagas

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I am amazed with you, you are great.

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your post is very good, I salute to you.

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@done long life, you here help many small user. Thanks you very much 😊

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a very good contribution @done. funds for retirement, because everyone would need it.

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Very good @done

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I'm very grateful if you want to share the gift to me @done

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Salute to you @done for your Generosity and Kindness, Thanks a Lot

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I admire you, if you have free time I want you to visit my post.

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done, thanks for the vote good luck always..

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@done a generous person
two thumbs up for you @done

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@done, your information very important for me, I hope you always success.

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I want to turn my life into a successful person like you, please help me!

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@done you're so wisely hope you always stay in steemit 😊