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Mike Bender is a graduate in the field of Geography and an avid writer. He specializes in discussing topics  that are quirky, offbeat or otherwise perceived as irrelevant.  Bender has been known to give life to topics that have otherwise been abandoned, are "out of season", or are otherwise unheard of.

Professionally, Mike is a Partnered Broadcaster with Twitch.TV who provides original content via live stream six days a week. Mike has attracted a mass following quickly and commits himself to providing interactive and methodical video game play to his fan base while promoting a positive outlook on life. Mike's previous experience in community development as a Planning Intern for the Town of Mammoth Lakes coupled with his passion for computer games inspired him to create the daily broadcast on Twitch.TV.

The daily broadcast can be found at twitch.tv/simcopter1

Catch Mike on Twitter @SimCopter1hs

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    Top 10: Best Car Interiors for 2010 (35-45k)

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    Top 10: Best Car Interiors for 2010 (25-35k)

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    Top 10: Best Car Interiors for 2010 (15-25k)

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    Top 10: Best Car Interiors for 2009 (35-45k)

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    Top 10: Best Car Interiors for 2009 (15-25k)

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    Top 10: Best Car Interiors for 2009 (Under 15k)

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