Chocolate Goes On The Endagered List

Submitted by: Baalthazaq 8 years ago in
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Business/story?id=6871539&page=1

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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Male 5,189
Noooo how can I enjoy my chocolate flavored blunts now! Unless it`s some sort of artificial chocolate.
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Female 376
i hate chocolate so i don`t mind ^_^
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Female 67
"Don`t we have like, chocolate farms or something? Where they grow the cocoa? If we don`t... ding. Idea for you. CHOCOLATE SHALL LIVE ON."

Haha my first thought when I read the headline was "Therefore, I MUST start a chocolate farm... for the good of the world... yes... >_>" *pictures herself swimming in a cocoa pool... droooool*

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Female 4,028
Why, God, why, must one of the few "candies" I enjoy be dying? Oh well... as long as there`s peanut butter and stuff, I`m good.
For a while.
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Male 301
Ima start freezing my snicker bars before the "Choco Rush" starts.
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Male 1,135
No more chocolate cake wth chocolate icecream and chocolate shavings on top? NOES! D:
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Female 965
Huge fat ROFL to Dooked. :-D
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Female 635
Don`t we have like, chocolate farms or something? Where they grow the cocoa? If we don`t... ding. Idea for you. CHOCOLATE SHALL LIVE ON.
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Male 626
I will die.
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Male 2,159
Imagine getting your braces off and then finding that chocolate had died out/ become as expensive as jewellery from rarity...
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Male 516
"Whats the big effin deal about Chocolate? Most overrated food product....ever"

WTF? Shut up. Really. You can´t overrate perfection

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Female 1,984
I told my friend about this and the first thing he did was a big dramatic "Nooooooooooo!". *laughs*
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Female 1,984
"Whats the big effin deal about Chocolate? Most overrated food product....ever."

As a Swiss that`s a mega insult. >-(


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Male 926
Whats the big effin deal about Chocolate? Most overrated food product....ever.
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Male 189
Hang on.. were the a heck of a lot of "if`s and but`s" in that article. If temperatures rise, if drought happens, if no change in farming is made... seriously wise up. Think that article was a total waste of time and effort just to scare the chocoholics out there.
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Male 991
Endagered. Heh. I want some chocolate now.
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Female 1,063
OH come on... get real.
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Male 3,301
"what will i have to make me feel better on my monthly??!?!?!?!"

Me, baby, that`s what.

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Male 2,506
Scientists always ruining things with there half ass myths. Get some hard evidence before go killing my buzz please! Friggen global warming my ass
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Female 1,269
*screams towards the heavens*
what will i have to make me feel better on my monthly??!?!?!?!
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Male 606
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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Female 4,447
This must never be allowed to happen!! *hugs chocolate closely*
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Female 186
everyone do your part, plant a cacao tree today!
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Male 701
Time to start stocking up! :D
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Female 913
just shoot me in the head if that ever really happens.
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Female 706
What. What? [quote] WHAT?! [/quote]

NO. NONONONO NOOOOOOOOOOO.

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Male 1,029
Chocolate was expensive when it first was imported into the Americas. Maybe America won`t be as fat? I consumed chocolate today, in the form of Whoppers, yesterday, and the day before that, as an example.


For that matter, my willpower over food is weakening.

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Male 541
well then we would just switch to synthetic white chocolate instead.
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Male 152
spelling fail
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Male 2,313
Gonna have to grow my own.
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Female 208
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Female 917
Well, at least now I have an excuse to eat all the chocolate I can :D
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Female 346
Life would not be worth living...
Well, at least there would still be potatoes! :D
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Male 3,296
lol at nidonemo
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Female 354
well, This just ruined my night...
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Male 10,440
Alright. Time to stock up...
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Male 512
It`ll be ok, everyone! Science will save us (By "us" I mean chocolate, and by extension, us)!


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Female 194
D:
When it happens, everyone`ll be dead `cept for vegans. Yep.
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Male 4,793
but its okay, cause im sure in a week or two chocolate will cause cancer like everything else.
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Male 670
Why didn`t they use this to prevent people from polluting?
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Male 2,395
Oh fck.. my life is over. :O
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Male 9,305
"Quetzalcoatl descended from the heavens on the beam of a morning star, carrying a cocoa tree stolen from paradise. "

YOU HEARD IT HERE FOLKS!

FROM PARADISE!

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Male 2,160
as long as potatos dont go all rare i´m good
(i´d die without potato crisps)
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Female 602
*starts collecting chocolate* We have to be prepared!
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Female 213
OH GOD I HAVE NOTHING TO LIVE FOR
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Male 674
NOOOOOOO! Screw the polar bears I`m getting a prius so that I can have Chocolate!
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Male 35
Damn you Vanilla! Damn you to Hell!
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Male 98
one thing to say:


AAAAAHAHAhAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH AH HAH AH AH HA HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH LOLOLOL AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHH ROOOOOOOOFL :D what a load of bullpoo, rofl

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Male 2,049
Can I get a hershey kiss? I`ll suck yo dick.

Just had to say it.

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Male 3,819
The idea of never eating a chocolate covered pretzel again will keep me up tonight.
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Female 9,572
why, chocolate, why? *weeps*
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Male 386
My family is already f**king rich so I will at least get tastes every so often.
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Male 516
"The Ghana-based Nature Conservation Research Center warns that chocolate may become as rare and expensive as caviar within 20 years. "

Good thing I`m going to be richer than poop in 20 years.

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Male 1,254
Thanks for the air of rationalism Crakr.

I`m almost with you on what is driving climate change. I feel that humans have had an impact on the climate, but it is not enough to overcome to inherent dynamic nature of Earth that is really driving the changes in the climate. Also, I feel those same dynamic properties can easily revert any climate changes humans have caused (i.e. glacial melt alters oceanic currents).

I think people have been sacrificing accurate scientific modeling of these phenomenon to quickly dictate to the world that we need to change our ways.

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Male 354
Retards.
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Female 2,064
-hyperventilates-
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Female 2,674
This made me crave chocolate o_o
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Male 17,511
Dakkar is right: If we were to warm up a bit the rainforest zone will grow, Not shrink.

The evidence shows quite clearly now we are in a cooling period now, Which if it continues would be far more dangerous not only to cocoa but to the breadbasket economies of the world.

I`m convinced it`s a natural cycle that man has no control over for good or bad, The Sun controls our climate far more than we could ever do.

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Female 2,220
Women all over the globe. Join together in a monumental, "WHAAAAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


But also... NO NOT ALSO. OMFGGGGG

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Male 308
*gasp* okay okay okay... we can get through this.... we can just eat poo and call it chocolate... RIGHT?!??!?!?
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Male 1,254
Tuxman, any "damage" being done to the global climate, via emissions and what-have-you, will ultimately produce a more tropical climate across the planet. It is likely that in this new climate, previous regions uninhabitable for cocoa plants will become habitable. Whether or not such a dramatic climate shift will occur is still unknown.

Sorry for basically repeating my first comment. Just needed to clear it up again.

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Female 250
Tuxman4 is right But still AHH NO!!!
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Male 26
Agreed, shadowspirt
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Male 527
Oh cool! Now it will be something only for the rich. Just like in the old days. You guys better start stocking up on candy bars and whatnot now.
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Male 367
Gee, nobody saw this coming? Cacao trees are from the rainforest, we are destroying the rainforest, and now we are also destroying the global climate. Maybe something might happen to the cacao trees along with the rest of the world.
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Male 17,511
More fear mongering. Nothing to see here move along.
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Female 688
oh god. oh god, no.
NO.
:|
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Male 5,314
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!
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Male 629
One more thing we`ve just been taking for granted but now we have to be more careful about.
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Male 2,004
quackor white chocolate is made from cocoa butter and guess where that comes from
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Male 2,855
white chocolate isnt chocolate
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Female 1
no.

We cant let this happen....
this is worse than kicking a puppy. If this happens.... god i dont even know.... it would be horrible though.

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Male 2,004
noooooo, were doomed! Doooomed!
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Male 406
if chocolate runs out...
i can`t think of a faster way to cause a world war O_o
without chocolate, there is no hope.
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Female 491
WE MUST STOCK UP ON CHOCOLATE!
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Female 100
Once it happens, many men will die...
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Female 1,386
Well... according to the entire article, Chocolate companies are doing preventive research and investing money into sustainable Cacao farming...usual eco blah blah talk. I think down the road pure chocolate may see a price increase, but doubt it will disapear. And heck... if it does, theres always white chocolate or carob chocolate.
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Female 1,652
Now I want to go use up the rest of my world market gift card on the yummy yummy chocolates. Chocolate craving :(
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Male 4,546
I... I wanted to do my normal thing... you know... with the pie charts and the graphs and the numbers.... cos then I`d know if it was true.

But... but what if it is? What if it is?! WHAT WILL I DO IF IT IS?!?!??!

*Curls into a little ball and weeps silently in the corner*

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Male 488
yea okay lets all believe this
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Male 2,028
I`d be more worried if lemons were in danger...
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Male 3
Are you people serious?
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Female 15,763
I got scared for a second... but they seem to just be wanting to create some fear.
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Male 1,764
"Chocolate goes on the endangered list".
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You mean cocoa.
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Male 904
hm when should i start stocking up?
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Female 731
QUICK! EVERYONE FORGET ABOUT CANCER AND SAVE CHOCOLATE!
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Male 1,254
Yeah this report is really just blowing smoke. Even in the worst case scenarios of climate change, Earth`s climate will become more tropical/rain forest like across the planet, thereby making cocoa farming easier.

Its likely that the worst case scenarios are exaggerations, and there is also a possibility the the Earth conditions can readjust to offset any climate change.

So either way you look at it, the cocoa will be fine.

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Female 1,516
Eh, I can do without chocolate... but when the world runs out of cheeseburgers... may God help us all.
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Female 652
RIP my love, white chocolate. you`ve helped me through some tough times... sniff sniff :(
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Male 1,509
I like how the article went from "OMG! Chocolate is gonna be gone in 20 years!!!!" to "LOL We`ll be swimming in chocolate in 20 years." in only a couple paragraphs. Way to fear monger ABC.
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Female 382
it`s the only thing that calms me!!! T_T
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Female 267
Well there goes my world.
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Female 2,927
GOD NO!!!!! SAY IT AINT SO!!! SAY IT AINT SOOOOOO!!!! WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN US!!!
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Female 33
No!!!! I might as well just die now.
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Male 121
I love the part where they causally add... or we might just have to change our farming techniques.

It`s kind of like saying, Mankind may go extinct, if people quit eating, breathing, and procreating.

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Male 12
Chocolate!Chocolate!Chocolate!
I love chocolate.
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Female 1,401
loofahboy, because of that and the fact the ur name is loofahboy, i love you.
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Male 667
Dove chocolate is the best!!!
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Male 3,301
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Female 4,376
Eh I don`t like chocolate much anyways.
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Female 1,653
It`s not so bad as all that, all you gotta do is recycle EVERYTHING you ever touch for the rest of your life...
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Male 1,078
Keith:

That sounded oddly racist.

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Female 662
Chocolate is my favorite food ever. This is really sad news for me. Haha.
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Male 2,591
YESSSSSS! chocolate sucks. vanilla rules. i knew vanilla would eventually win this to the death battle.
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Female 446
DEAR GOD!
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Male 1,219
Im buying a gas-guzler and filling it with chocoalate to show how much I care about scientists.
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Female 660
naaaah,won`t happen *hugs tebby in corner*
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Female 362
Yeah the long no comment is annoying please delete it mods/admins.
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Male 1,788
Could an admin please delete that ridiculously long nooooooo comment? Very annoying.
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Female 1,082
nooooooooo! please no! never! please dont let it happen!
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Female 587
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Male 2,616
Not gonna happen.
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Female 238
I WILL CUT A BITCH IF MY CHOCOLATE DISAPPEARS.
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Male 889
POR QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Female 140
what?!?! noooooo
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Female 495
I can`t see them letting it become endangered.. and if they did, i don`t think I would be the best person to be around from that point forth!

Makes me feel a bit sad thinking that I was being ok by buying just fair trade chocolate. Hadn`t thought of the de-forestation aspect of it before.

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Female 761
I`m a vanilla person to tell you the truth but life without brownies will be straight messed up.
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Female 1,071
Baalthazaq I completely and utterly second that...

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Male 29
Mmmmmmmm Chocolate!
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Male 4,546
Link: Chocolate Goes On The Endagered List [Rate Link] - Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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