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Old Thursday, May 13th, 2004, 05:19 PM
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Cool Beyond Paradise:winner takes it all!

Be our guest(s) in 2005:

Two 2-bedroom suites(sleeps 7)at La Cabana All Suite Beach Resort & Casino weeks 30-31 2005 have now been entered in a fundraising raffle.
Additionally a 1-bedroom week 32 2005, yours to use for a weeks stay, if you're the lucky one.
Grand prize: a 2 bedroom Penthouse Deluxe for almost any week 2005!

Save yourself the trouble to find a hotel. Stay almost for free!

No lotterytickets in your name just means losing a chance to a great and cheaper vacation in 2005.
E-lotterytickets now on sale $15 each or 5(!!) e-tickets for $55.
E-payments by email(secured).
Drawing: december 31st 2004.
Just email hoek211@zonnet.nl for your e-tickets today.

Good luck to all and thank you for your donation to a good cause..

P.S. This is NOT a transfer of ownership.
The winners will have authorized guest use of one of the above suites!

Good luck and thank you for your donation.
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Old Saturday, May 15th, 2004, 02:44 PM
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Exclamation Re: Beyond Paradise:winner takes it all!

what are you raising funds for? charity?

me thinks that this may be an inappropriate/illegal/unauthorized raffle.
please tell us the "good cause"

monitor? webmaster? whaddya think?

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Old Sunday, May 30th, 2004, 11:59 AM
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Smile Re: Beyond Paradise:winner takes it all!

Andrea,

Not everything in life is based upon deception.
Why think negative before even starting. The world is bad enough!
Please keep in mind that US rules and regulations do not apply everywhere in the world.

For instance:
Many give to church but never even see or hear the world it goes to change into a better place still millions are tranferred daily without getting anything back.
If you've been to Aruba often you should know that raffles are held for almost anything on the Island without you knowing wha it's for.
I for one was the winner of a 4X4 a while ago. It doesn't matter to me what they did with the money. I won a car for just $25.

If I win this raffle I'll invite you to fly over to enjoy the fun too!!
No strings attached just to show you there is still good in this world.

Enjoy life to the fullest!! LIVE AND LET LIVE!!

Have a great summer.... because .....
we surely will




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what are you raising funds for? charity?

me thinks that this may be an inappropriate/illegal/unauthorized raffle.
please tell us the "good cause"

monitor? webmaster? whaddya think?
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Old Sunday, May 30th, 2004, 12:22 PM
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lagadishi,

although the webmaster and i have reservations about this lottery, we have let it stand assuming that before anyone sends money to this individual they will check it out carefully. the problem that i find with this is not that i am a skeptic but that there is no proof that this lottery will really take place. any lottery or raffle i have ever been involved with has had a specific location where anyone can view the drawing if they wish.

i certainly can't blame andrea for having doubts. the originator of this thread, being from another country can not be held liable in the usa if he is perpetrating fraud. however, looking at it from the other side of the coin, being from another country, he may, as arubans are, be used to holding lotteries for many things.

just remember if you send this person money that it could easily be lost for other reasons than that your number wasn't picked and the 'good cause' may be filling an empty wallet.
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Old Thursday, June 3rd, 2004, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: Beyond Paradise:winner takes it all!

I find it discouraging that tirakotchi hasn't followed up with more info, or an explanation of the 'good cause', or details about the 'raffle'. In the face of doubts about the legitimacy of this, an explanation might bring about many more entries, if one is convinced it is indeed a legitimate transaction.
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Old Friday, June 4th, 2004, 05:11 PM
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kevin---sherry---daphne

i too am discouraged that we do not know the "good cause". i for one, if it were legit may take a chance.

have a sunny weekend all
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Old Sunday, June 6th, 2004, 07:33 AM
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If by sunny you mean raining all day, we will! It has not stopped since Fri night, Sherri's probably in the same mess. Andrea, hope it clears up for grad day!
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Old Sunday, June 6th, 2004, 07:37 AM
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rain? i thought that was 2 inches of partly cloudy falling on my roof. kevin, do you remember the weather people saying that the rain would end by noon on saturday? and these are the same people that tell travelers that aruba will be wet all week.
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Old Sunday, June 6th, 2004, 07:40 AM
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I saw the same forecast, it cost me a day of planned fishing on the Potomac. Party cloudy my *****, it didn't stop for a minute yesterday! BTW, the sun just popped out, now it's gone again
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one minute of sun? that's the partly sunny forecast they had.

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I saw the same forecast, it cost me a day of planned fishing on the Potomac. Party cloudy my *****, it didn't stop for a minute yesterday! BTW, the sun just popped out, now it's gone again
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Yep - I'm gonna go out and start working on my yard, assuming I might get a few more minutes of non-rain. Going camping in 2 weeks on the Shenandoah, I sure hope it settles down or we'll be floating away!
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