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#1
Update:

Even though my brother didn't win, I'd like to thank all of those here who voted for him! Both he and I really appreciate it!




Hey guys, I haven't posted in probably a year, but I came back for your help, if you guys are willing to give it.

My little brother has been growing up in a foster family since he was young, and doesn't have enough money to attend college without heavy loans and grants (he's chosen to use the military to pay for tuition, but you college kids know there's a lot more than that).

There's a contest in his area sponsored by a music store where the winner, determined by a voting system, will receive an iPad. My brother is really into music, has been his whole life, and this iPad will be his computer for college (there's no money to buy anything else for him, I know it's not the best choice, but it's something).

The rules of the contest explicitely state that we may post a voting link to this website on other sites (eg facebook, blogs, forums, etc.), so please don't feel that this is vote stuffing, as many others are doing this exact same thing.

If you don't like my brother's writing or feel he doesn't deserve it, or just like someone else's writing better, then feel free to vote for another submission. While I would like my brother to win, I'm sure there are other kids out there too who could use a computer, if not for the same purpose as my brother.

Again, it's your choice, but the link below is to my brother's submission. To see other submissions, click the "Vote Now" link at the top of the page linked.

Thank you so much for your time.

Here's the link:

http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/96950/voteable_entries/18099495?ogn=website&order=recency


On a side note:

If you guys want, please post the link to my brother's submission on other sites/blogspots/facebook/what have you in order to gain support for my brother.

I deeply appreciate those who have voted so far and those who will vote in the future, and we could use all the help we can get!

Thanks again!


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Just as an update, you guys have helped move my brother up to 5th place so far! Keep it coming!
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Last edited by yurfinlfntsy at Apr 12, 2011,
#2
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GeEbZ.
#3
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I'm serious. Do you need some sort of proof?
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#4
Can you dumb down how I do this in favor of your little brother?
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#6
I voted for him...why not
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#7
Quote by metal4all
Can you dumb down how I do this in favor of your little brother?



You're voting on his submission (or someone else's, if you prefer).

If he receives enough votes, he could win a computer that he can take to college with him, thus deferring the total cost of his tuition, and thus reduce how many loans he will have to take out.

And thanks to all who have voted so far!
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
#9
Quote by yurfinlfntsy
You're voting on his submission (or someone else's, if you prefer).

If he receives enough votes, he could win a computer that he can take to college with him, thus deferring the total cost of his tuition, and thus reduce how many loans he will have to take out.

And thanks to all who have voted so far!
Nevermind. I'm high and didn't know if it was so easy as clicking that damn green button.
“Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.”


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#10
Quote by two_headed boy
voted



Thank you, and thanks again to all who've done it already as well!
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
#11
Quote by metal4all
Nevermind. I'm high and didn't know if it was so easy as clicking that damn green button.

Yeah its always so complicated and you can never find the vote button but this one was nice and easy.
#13
Voted.

Fingers crossed pal!
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#15
Quote by Casketcreep
I can relate to poverty.
Although mine is all my own fault really. Hope he gets it man.

Also hope your brother exists and this isn't just going to you.



I assure you he exists, and every little bit helps for him. I hope your situation improves. Thank you.


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Voted.


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Voted.

Fingers crossed pal!



Thanks so much to you all!
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
#16
Voted because you're an aerospace engineer, best of luck bro.
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#17
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Voted because you're an aerospace engineer, best of luck bro.



Thanks man, I'll pass that along to my brother
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
#19
Voted for him.

How much does college/uni cost in the US anyhoo? I get the impression that it's a **** lot.
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#20
Quote by guitarist41
Voted for him.

How much does college/uni cost in the US anyhoo? I get the impression that it's a **** lot.



Thanks for your vote. My brother can only attend in-state schools due to obvious financial reasons, and at the school he'll be attending (University of Florida) total charges are about $18,000 a year in-state ($5000 for tuition, $8000 room&board, and $5000 other)

Or, in total, about £11101
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Last edited by yurfinlfntsy at Mar 19, 2011,
#21
Help my ****...

Well, hope he wins. Somebody in one of my classes uses an iPad. Seems pretty awesome.
Quote by neidnarb11890
the chinese take-out place my family always ordered from gave you chopsticks, so as a kid it was fun to try & eat with chopsticks
now i just use a fork, 'cuz nothing is fun anymore & i just want to shovel food into my mouth to fill the void
#22
Quote by guitarist41
Help my ****...

Well, hope he wins. Somebody in one of my classes uses an iPad. Seems pretty awesome.



Thanks man.
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
#23
voted best of luck good chaps!
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#24
voted away

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Those bloated swine...
May their screams unhinge a thankless crown
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#25
Thanks you guys
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
#27
voted
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#28
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voted

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voted man. maybe he will win!


Thanks guys
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
#33
Voted.
I hope he gets it. Florida's a good school, too. Best of luck to him there!
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#34
I voted too. It's a good essay but the word "epitome" is so overused nowadays that it's somewhat grating on the nerves. Otherwise, wish him good luck, sounds like he could use some, finally.
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#37
Quote by hriday_hazarika
Voted.

When he wins, tell him to sell teh Mac and buy a PC.


Hah, I'll be sure to let him know

Thanks again to all above!
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
#38
Quote by akack
voted

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Voted
I hope your brother wins!


Thanks guys!
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
#40
Quote by SaintsofNowhere
I voted as well.



Thank you!
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
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