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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/w...re/4487628.stm

    Three Swindon students have taken the concept of the "secret Santa" to the extreme, by trying to encourage the whole town to take part.
    Jon Richards, Matt Green and Zoe Hooper have set up a website, inviting people to register as gift-givers.

    Participants will be e-mailed the age and sex of a person for whom they must buy a present. In the same way, they will receive one themselves.

    The trio said they were getting nothing in return but "a warm feeling inside".

    To maintain anonymity, safeguard security and prevent inappropriate gifts being given, people are required to post their £3-£4 offering to the Swindon Secret Santa team, who will wrap it and deliver it by hand to the recipient.

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    The idea evolved when the 18-year-olds were discussing how a large-scale secret Santa scheme might work.

    Matt said: "We thought about how we might do one among ourselves, then decided to go bigger.

    "And as Jon and I are both design students at Swindon College, we thought that designing a website would be a good experience."

    Jon, Matt and student nurse, Zoe, are gearing up for a flurry of wrapping and delivering.

    "It might take three days, but we've enlisted the help of our families," said Matt.



    Thus proving Swindon is a forward thinking, modern town for the 21st century.

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    Due to a slight hiccough in my current plans, my secret base of operations is currently located in Swindon. Is there any possibility that 18 year old student nurse Zoe could be wrapped and delivered to me as my secret Christmas present? We Jagaroth are very admiring of your human females.

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    They ought to be arrested. This is an affront to anyone who is not a xmasian, and many non-xmasians will be quite offended at being excluded from the "gift exchange". They are clearly trying to spread "xmas cheer" not just locally, but throughout the world by the use of a "website". What with people "donating presents" they are obviously trying to undermine the capitalist system which has brought freedom and prosperity to the rich people in the world.
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    I declare Jihad on their unhloy ways!

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    Quote Originally Posted by threaded
    They ought to be arrested. This is an affront to anyone who is not a xmasian, and many non-xmasians will be quite offended at being excluded from the "gift exchange". They are clearly trying to spread "xmas cheer" not just locally, but throughout the world by the use of a "website". What with people "donating presents" they are obviously trying to undermine the capitalist system which has brought freedom and prosperity to the rich people in the world.

    Unacceptable.

    Yet another case of blatant religous discrimination.

    As remedy I suggest a six figure sum as compensation from the offending council.

    Did somebody say six figure sum ?
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