X-Message-Number: 30962
From: "Chris Manning" <>
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Subject: Re: raffles
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 20:47:45 +1000

It is disappointing that nobody has said anything at all about my suggestion 
that a raffle be held to raise money for the O'Rights appeal, assuming 
raffles are legal in the US.

I was responding to David's appeal for ideas.

You (by which I mean, anyone who read my email and is probably reading this 
one) could at least have replied 'Yes, raffles are legal in the US' (or not, 
as the case may be).

It may be that raffles are legal but known by some other name in the US. If 
you don't know what a 'raffle' is, you would obviously reply 'What is a 

It may be that there is some reason obvious to other readers why a raffle is 
not the way to go. If that is the case, I would be grateful if someone would 
enlighten me. Perhaps they have been tried in the past without success. 

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