20200210: KMAG Rally Thread, Manchester, NH

Full replay for those who missed it the first time.

It’s 37 degrees in Manchester, NH, with a light rain. By rally time, it should be 31 degrees and cloudy. You guys ready for a MAGA Rally? The first Rally since President Trump’s Acquittal and the demise of the Dems in Iowa? Ready for President Trump to wade into New Hampshire and bust up the news around all remaining Dem Presidential candidates? Throw on a ski jacket and some gloves, we’re headed to New Hampshire for the “First in the Nation Primary”!

The little town of Dixville Notch is the first to report in Tuesday’s primary. Their polls open on Monday night/Midnight/Tuesday morning, where all voters gather and are tallied. THEY report first!

New Hampshire citizens take their politics seriously. This is a “Live Free or DIE” kind of a state. Rain, sleet, or snow, will not dissuade them from campaigning.

With the overwhelming disaster of the Democrats Iowa Caucus, New Hampshire is taking the chance to crap all over Iowa, as in, “Iowa picks corn, New Hampshire picks Presidents”.

The Democrats will fight it out in the NH Primary, but we all know, President Trump will have the biggest rally of them all. Supporters are already in line in Manchester.

Manchester is the biggest city in the states of NH, VT, or Maine, about 110K within the city proper and almost 500K in the metro area. Manchester is only 18 miles south of the State Capital of Concord, south of Manchester is Nashua……. and Manchester is only 53 miles, straight up I-95 from downtown Boston. Therefore, we get one continuous metro region, sprawling from Boston to south central New Hampshire.

The city is gorgeous, full of rich history, divided by the Merrimack River and lined with enormous red-brick mills which used to make the underwear and garments for your grandparents. Perfect location to the major metro of Boston, river for a water power resource and transportation of finished goods….. how many times have we seen this formula repeated all over the world?

The “Mills of Manchester” generated so much wealth, that the town of Manchester has some extraordinary architecture. Yet, the mills also welcomed “child labor” for legal immigrants coming to the USA. “Bad working conditions” and “exploitation of children and women” made Manchester a hot bed for worker protests….. Eventually, the mills were moved overseas, due to “failure to adapt to changing societal conditions” ….. where other countries exploit their women and children under similar working conditions.

The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company was unrivaled in quality and quantity of production. The story of the mill is fascinating. It was the largest cotton textile plant in the world. What was accomplished here was nothing short of an industrial miracle. And they were PROUD of what they did for the nation and the world.

Largest Flag in the USA, unfurled in from of the Mills in 1914.

Here is the story, and it’s a valuable lesson for us all:

Back in 1807, Samuel Blodgett completed a system of canals and locks at Derryfield, allowing his ships to bypass the Amoskeag Falls on the Merrimack River. Remember, we’re in New England, coming out of mountains and back to sea level, so many of these rivers “rush” because of the fall of the land. Blodgett’s project allowed boats passing from Concord (north of Manchester) to Nashua (south of Manchester) to travel safely to Boston…… Imagine that? A big infrastructure project opened up the whole region for development!

At the time, Manchester England was a hubbub of industry in England. The new “opportunity zone” between Concord and Nashua was perfect for industry. The town of Derryfield was renamed “Manchester” in 1810.

Starting in 1810, “Benjamin Prichard and others incorporated the Amoskeag Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Company. He and three brothers—Ephraim, David and Robert Stevens—had purchased land and water power rights the year before on the west bank of the Merrimack near Amoskeag Bridge, where they built a mill.” (according to Wiki) but the mill passed through several owners. In April 1826, Dr. Dean moved to the site and oversaw construction of the new Bell Mill, which was named for the bell on its roof to summon workers.

Also erected was the Island Mill, located on an island in the Merrimack. Boarding houses and stores were built, creating the factory village of Amoskeag. The three-mill complex prospered, becoming known for its excellent “sheetings, shirtings and tickings,” especially the latter. Success attracted investors. With capital of 1 million dollars, the business was incorporated on July 1, 1831, as the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Offices were established in Boston, where the treasurer de facto ran the firm, with an agent (manager) in Manchester to oversee personnel and operation of the mills.

A full mill town was planned by the company. Consequently, most of the land on the east side was purchased in 1835, where property holdings would eventually encompass 15,000 acres (61 km2). It would also purchase all nearby water power rights to prevent competition (Imagine that? Guaranteeing access to resources necessary).foundry and machine shop were established to make and maintain mill machinery. In 1838, Manchester was laid out and founded. In 1839, Stark Mill No. 1, an Amoskeag affiliate with 8,000 spindles, was completed, together with six blocks of boarding houses for employees. (Because employees have to live somewhere!) 

Manchester, NH, about 1840.

All the mills were made from the same red brick…… because the company owned the brickyard upriver in Hooksett. Smart…. own the supply chain.

Wait until you hear this one, it’s the story of America.

In 1842, the trains came to Manchester because of a need for speed of supply. Had to transport southern cotton to mills in Manchester. One customer would be Levi Strauss, whose riveted blue jeans were made with cloth from the Amoskeag Mills. The trains then connected the mills to distribute finished cloth all over the country. It’s how America grew.

Incorporated in 1846, Manchester was intended to be a model of utopian factory-city planning, as Lowell, Massachusetts, had been. (Imagine that! Elites from Boston planning Utopian cities for the minions of worker bees) William Amory, the cultured company treasurer, together with Ezekiel A. Straw, the first Amoskeag agent, influenced the style of Manchester’s urban design. It had broad avenues and squares (“reserved for public promenades”) graced by fine schools, churches, hospitals, fire stations and a library. 

This is Elm Street, with the White Tower of Manchester City Hall on the left.

According to Wikipedia: “Everything in the company town seemed influenced by the benevolent paternalistic management—including the moral and physical habits of the help. Women in particular were monitored both at work and home in accordance with the Lowell System.” Does that statement seem a little eerie to anyone here?

Eventually the labor movements came to town. Immigrants from Sweden, Greece, Ireland, Canada had arrived in Manchester, each settling in a particular part of the city. Divisions in culture stoked the flames (Sound familiar to anyone?)

The company, worried about labor movements within the company in the wake of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike in LawrenceMassachusetts, attempted to prevent unionizing activities and promoted the “Americanization” of the workforce through benevolence activities and the construction of Textile Field (now Gill Stadium) in 1913. Child labor was not uncommon—Lewis Hine‘s photographs of child laborers at Amoskeag in 1909 have become famous—nor were injuries and fatalities rare in the mills.” Lewis Hines photos of children of Amoskeag, taken in 1909, became famous and tugged at the heartstrings of parents.

Amoskeag peaked by World War I, supplying the federal government with military-related materiel. It employed up to 17,000 workers in 74 textile departments, with 30 mills weaving 50 miles (80 km) of cloth per hour. It’s an extraordinary feat, even by today’s standards. It was the might of American Manufacturing.

Statistics:

  • Number of looms—24,200
  • Number of spindles—662,000
  • Length of cotton & worsted cloth woven per annum — 237,000,000 yards (217,000,000 m)
  • Number of bags woven per annum—1,500,000
  • Number of turbine water wheels—30
  • Power furnished by wheels — 16,290 hp (12,147 kW)
  • Number of boilers—185
  • Rated horsepower of boilers—27,750
  • Number of steam engines—12
  • Power furnished by engines — 15,100 hp (11,260 kW)
  • Number of steam turbines—5
  • Power furnished by turbines — 26,678 hp (19,894 kW)
  • Number of alternating current generators—14
  • Power developed by generators — 41,175 hp (30,704 kW)
  • Number of electric motors—583
  • Power of motors — 27,702 hp (20,657 kW)
  • Oil consumed per annum—75,000 US gal

Size:

  • Floor space in buildings — 5,844,340 sq ft (542,957 m2)
  • Floor space in buildings — 137 acres (0.6 km2)

At the end of WWI, the USA had a recession, decreasing need for cloth from the mills. Then Parker Straw, agent and grandson of Ezekiel A. Straw (Notice the controlling interest is still in the same family), posted a notice that as of February 13, 1922, all departments would receive a pay reduction of 20 percent, with running hours increased from 48 to 54 hours per week. The United Textile Workers of America persuaded millworkers to strike when the new arrangements were to take effect. They did, and the city’s entire economy suffered. 

By the time Amoskeag got back to work, many customers were lost…… (Think of China right now). New energy and oil allowed cloth to be manufactured closer to where it was grown, which saved shipping costs. In the south, the looms were newer, some were automatic, and wages were lower. Plus, southern states did not tax inventory, as New Hampshire did. Suddenly, there was competition for Amoskeag….. when the Great Depression began.

Again, the Unions brought about the demise. “Violent strikes in 1933 and 1934 required the intervention of the New Hampshire State Militia. When the picketing ended and work resumed, vengeful agitators sabotaged machines and products. The stricken business closed mill buildings one by one, laying off scores of employees when few jobs existed.”

On Christmas Eve, 1935, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company abruptly closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy. A damaging flood the following year ended any chance of revival. Per order of the presiding judge, the vast complex was liquidated.

Everyone was gone. The Mills fell silent.

Today, the Mills of Amogskeag have been converted into office and restaurant space, home to Software companies, and even a branch of SNHU. Rehab and rejuvenation was slow but New Hampshire is coming back, even after the extraordinary hit from opioids.

People pose in front of an American flag outside a former textile mill building in Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, to replicate a photo taken in 1914 of workers at the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company with the original “Great Flag” they produced. The event was organized by the building’s owner, Brady Sullivan Properties, which marked Flag Day by giving donations to the Manchester Historic Association and Liberty House, a veterans organization. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

Currently, the Governor of New Hampshire is Christopher Sununu, son of John Sununu, stalwart Republican and red-pilled Trump Supporter. Chris Sununu has done a wonderful job as Governor and is traveling TODAY with VP Pence aboard Air Force 2 as they barnstorm the state ahead of tomorrow’s primary.

Christopher Sununu, Governor of New Hampshire.

Expect to see Chris Sununu this evening at the MAGA Rally in Manchester!

I recall many years ago……… 2016………. a Trump Rally in New Hampshire…… where we had lines of tail lights 4 miles long………. trying to get into the Trump Rally.

And now he has a record to run on! We’ll be there!

MANCHESTER, NH – FEBRUARY 08: People show their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally at Verizon Wireless Arena on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates are finishing up with the last full day of campaigning before voters head to the polls tomorrow. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

608 thoughts on “20200210: KMAG Rally Thread, Manchester, NH

      1. I’m waiting for the light bulb 💡 to go off in some of their heads, to realize that the complaints they have about Bernie getting cheated, Biden touching girls, disorganization and ridiculous caucus rules, and all the rest IS the Democrat Party. It is how they have been and what they have stood for — despite their assertions to the contrary — for decades. They will cheat to win. They will disenfranchise voters to get the “right” person in. They will keep people in poverty through their policies to retain their power. These supporters need to make the connections. Not every Dem, but those in power and most who want to be, are dishonest and will lie to get what they want. 💡

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          1. There were a lot of similar stories like that post-election at The_Donald, now ‘quarantined’ by Reddit.

            I think The_Donald has migrated to a new site now, but the ex-Bernie bros were pleasantly surprised by the love bombs they got from the folks there.

            Reddit was a good idea then, because you could migrate from one subreddit, as they are called, to another.

            When the Dems got too flaky, the Bernie bros drifted to The_Donald — and stayed!

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          1. It’s incredible to me that some people learned nothing as a result of the 2016 election, and they have learned about Pres. Trump himself. I know the media plays a big part in that.

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      1. Somebody seriously thinks that people “paid” to be at a Trump rally would keep their mouths shut over the course of four years? They are delusional.

        I’m surprised that someone hasn’t come forward and made that false claim, just because they’ve thrown everything else at Pres. Trump and it hasn’t stuck. They must know they’d be in trouble when asked for proof.

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              1. I was at the 1st one with my sis–Shadow!!! It was…HISTORY!!! We saw Nigel Farage and Dog the Bounty hunter😂 But the experience was electric!!!

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              2. Agree!!!! ( well… birth of my grands…definitely rival) But That was MY PERSONAL heaven on earth…For the World….Trump’s 1st and 2nd Inauguration!!!

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              1. I am super relieved I could post the Rally!!! Guess they moved on to aggravate Daughn and Big T!!! I waited to change my avi back…(just in case)!

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      2. Got proof? Receipts? – Awfully costly paying 12K people to wait in line for 24 hours in inclement weather to attend a rally – that was obviously standing room only – let’s see 12K X $20 = ~ $240K!

        60% of Democrats want him removed – Backwards Liberal Logic? Brain transplant needed here!

        Obviously, you have been hanging around AOC too long – you are beginning to think like her!

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        1. Wait a minute……. who would wait in the cold, rain, snow, for 48 hours, stand on their feet for another 10-12 hours, only to make 20USD?
          No one.

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            1. Add a zero.
              Would cost at least 2.5 million for each rally.
              At 15/hour to stand in line in the cold? For 13 hours we at 200USD each.
              And anyone who has been to a MAGA Rally knows it takes at least 13 hours.

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              1. Oh, my – getting more expensive – by the hour!

                You rock, Daughn!!! Someone needs to tweet this back to the numbnut who posted that tweet – * Giggle *

                Just shows to go you – the poster knew not what he/she was saying – Idiocracy is a disease of the left – not to mention the lack of simple math skills – Geesh!

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        1. …In da mail Michael!!! I mail you a check every rally cuz you post the bestest pics!!!! Are you not getting them?🤷‍♀️😘😘💖🥰😎

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      1. IDK what she looks like. Said she was between a woman with white/blonde hair and one with a blue hat, said she is short. She has on a Trump shirt and a red hat….so that should narrow it down 🤣😉

        Did you see where she posted earlier in the thread that she got a pic WITH Parscale?!

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          1. I’m gonna look for a different feed. I saw him give shout out to front row but it was too close in to see them. RSBN had their banner at the bottom of the screen, so couldn’t see on that one either. I hope she shares the pic with Parscale

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  1. Tomi Lahren just said on Fox Business (Trish Regan):
    President Trump has more people in line for the bathroom
    than ANY dim has at their gatherings…..
    (can’t really call them “rallies”)

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    1. I said that earlier on this thread 🙂 I think maybe they read here?

      (Then again, it’s so obvious that anyone can see it… ).

      KSwiss said she was interviewed by a few local stations, maybe that’s around on YouTube?

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  2. Independent journalist….he was a Dem. Read through his timeline…he was calling out colleagues for not being fair in coverage. Got a retweet by Jr

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  3. Don’t know if my perception is off today, but it seems to me that there was a heightened energy in VSGPDJT AND the crowd today. Holy molly, I’m exhausted, but energized at the same time.

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              1. The way the youtube had it, I didn’t see anyone intro PT. After VPP left stage, they cut to the NJ rally rerun for a few min, then switched to NH rally with PT coming on stage and seemed like about 30 seconds of the theme music.

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              2. Maybe VPP knew PT was tight on time for the Delaware gig for the soldiers killed in Afghanistan, made way for PT who got held up for a few min anyway. Just a thought.

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    1. Hats off to POTUS – he cares for those families. I hope the rally filled him with the Holy Spirit to help comfort those family members and let them know that their loved ones will not be forgotten for their sacrifice. BTW, both of their hometowns are very beautiful and wonderful places that are also important memories for me.

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          1. Indeed we are!! What a time to be alive!! Do you think the Patriots under Washington or Lincoln KNEW what a significant time in history they were living? We KNOW how important this time and this leader is….what a true blessing! ❤

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            1. Amen!

              Oh – the history around Lincoln and Washington – the evidence that *SOME* PEOPLE KNEW HOW GREAT THEY WERE – do I have stories!!! – but not today. Another time. ❤

              Today, it's Trump. Today, it's his day!!!

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          2. Such a beautiful contrast to Ø and H> – Benghazi – the suspicious loss of SEAL Team 6 – Ø calling returning vets domestic terrorist risks.

            PDJT is an antidote to the Ø tenure that celebrated thieves, thugs, tyrants, terrorists, traitors and committed sedition and treason.

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            1. I was just thinking now, in talking to Volgarian, that the reason we have not recognized greatness at FOUNDER LEVELS in modern Presidents – nor have we seen the FOUNDER PRINCIPLES rising up to meet us in them – nor have we been able to WIELD FOUNDER THINKING in our everyday lives – is that we have been literally DEMORALIZED by the Soviet Fake News, Soviet Fake Entertainment, Soviet Fake History, and Soviet THOUGHT in general.

              Obama is a classic example of somebody who has been demoralized and turned around by Soviet anti-American psychological training. He was then chosen to inflict it on us.

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              1. This is so true. I used to think early on he wasn’t American because he had a defeatist attitude that anyone growing up in the US does not have. That was one of the biggest “tells” for me.

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    1. McCain was no war hero – he got shot down while hot dogging and defying regulations.
      Just like the rest of his flying career – showing off, taking risks, causing other people pain. He was an 4$$.

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      1. HA!!! Well.. She obviously sucks peaches!!! LOL!!!😂😂😂 That billboard looked like a freakin rorschach test for snowflakes!!! or a local Bad ad for some shyster atty?😂😂😂

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  4. FOUND ONE!!!!!!!!
    Look at about :06 as it zooms in…you can see the woman with really blond hair…there is MAKSWISS between her and the blue hat lady!!!!

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            1. OMG – I have to tell you this story.

              Back in the 1970’s, when gathering research materials from a university laboratory stock-room which had been tended for DECADES by one little old lady, I discovered a bunch of very old items which she had meticulously kept listed on the HARDCOPY stock list, despite going out of fashion MANY YEARS earlier. She was FRUGAL to the max, and had plenty of room in this cavernous old stock-room, so she just kept this old stuff. One of the items was SMELLING SALTS – tins of them – pretty much like these pictures:

              I was the only student in YEARS who didn’t sneer at this old vintage stuff, and she was quite happy that I actually WANTED it – so along with a lot of other AWESOMELY retro labware and lab-wear, I took a tin of smelling salts! 😀

              Yeah – history of science is JUST COOL.

              Frankly, it’s the only time we really get it right. The rest of it is stumbles and face-palms! 😉

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              1. That’s it. It Wolfie has an actual tin of smelling salts …. he’s the first official member of the girlfriend group.
                We would make an accommodation.
                bwaaahhahaaaa
                I love it

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              2. I am one of those who would have been fascinated by the old smelling salts and historical science equipment just like you were, so I get it!

                I enjoyed your story enormously. It reminded me of a temp job I had working my way through college. I was surveying historical records for my county and I ended up in some strange store rooms with fascinating old pieces of history, documents and office equipment and furniture and all kinds of weird stuff. Loved it!!

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              3. Yes, this stuff is really beautiful. It’s half of the allure of steampunk! I would not be unhappy if there was a movement away from UFO Modern tech styles toward something more classical and Victorian, yet still distinctly NOW. Just seeing rose gold as a tech color has been a relief, quite frankly!!! 😀

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    1. I…………..got cold chills!!!! Dat our girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woo Kswiss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!💖💖💖💖🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️

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  5. Thank you to all who contributed tonight. You guys make the best rally threads on the internet.
    Pack your bags though and get out your flip flops. Our next stop is Phoenix, AZ on February 19th.

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  6. Oh well, jury duty today and a couple moar days.

    Missed the rally live. Great comments above.

    Watching now. Awesome as always.

    Cracked me up big time…President Trump talking about that annoying muttering, mumbling, mumbles…Nanzi 😉

    Hilarious!

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  7. I just wanted to leave this in the rally thread – as we wondered (just a little) why POTUS’ speech was a little shorter than usual.

    @Breaking911

    “This is where he went after the rally in New Hampshire.”JUST IN: President Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware tonight to pay respects to 2 U.S. soldiers who were killed Saturday in Afghanistan when a soldier dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun” – AP

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  8. wow!!! great rally thread as always!!!
    such excitement–you guys make me FEEL IT! like I’m right there!!!
    oh I hope we get to see the picture of the Jolly Green Giant and Swiss Miss!!!!! (I guess I should have lunch…)
    thanks Daughn and everybody!

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  9. There is so much to write about my experience at rally but I’ve been on the go since leaving there and getting on a flight back in a few hours.

    I just will say that Trump is larger than life and has an energy like no other President (the only other President I was in the audience for a live speech was GWB at the USCG commencement address in the 90s)

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    1. Ma-kswiss have a safe trip back home. I am so glad and happy for you that you got to experience POTUS. Yes POTUS is very charismatic and his love for America and its people shows.
      Hugs to you 🙂

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      1. I still have to write about it- it’s been a whirlwind since the rally.
        Once I drove back from the rally to Boston, the next day I had to run errands and get on a flight back to Switzerland in the evening – that took an entire travel day. So now I am back – my body is questioning what the heck I just did in the last three days. Ha!

        I am excited to actually use my computer to write my reply and not the phone- it feels like a luxury. Will be back to write my post soon!

        I have an afternoon obligation to

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        1. Wow, you are so busy! I don’t want to put any pressure on you, I just didn’t want to miss it. The time zone changes must be tough as well right now!!

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