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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:58 PM

Glad It's Over: What are your worst memories from 2012?

Personal, political or current events.

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Reply Glad It's Over: What are your worst memories from 2012? (Original post)
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 OP
tradecenter Dec 2012 #1
slackmaster Dec 2012 #2
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #44
slackmaster Jan 2013 #45
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #47
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #3
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #6
Capt. Obvious Dec 2012 #4
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #5
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #7
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #8
Greybnk48 Dec 2012 #17
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #18
Voice for Peace Dec 2012 #36
mokawanis Dec 2012 #27
Jennicut Dec 2012 #9
Skidmore Dec 2012 #10
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #11
Siwsan Dec 2012 #12
Flashmann Dec 2012 #13
CakeGrrl Dec 2012 #14
malz Dec 2012 #15
Gregorian Dec 2012 #16
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #26
Gregorian Jan 2013 #42
Texasgal Dec 2012 #19
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2012 #20
NYC_SKP Dec 2012 #23
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2012 #31
Initech Dec 2012 #21
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #22
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #24
jasonb255 Dec 2012 #25
GObamaGO Dec 2012 #28
annabanana Dec 2012 #29
Jamaal510 Dec 2012 #40
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2012 #30
ananda Dec 2012 #32
budkin Dec 2012 #33
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Skittles Dec 2012 #34
lunasun Dec 2012 #35
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #37
AnnieBW Dec 2012 #38
Louisiana1976 Dec 2012 #39
1gobluedem Dec 2012 #41
H2O Man Jan 2013 #43
graywarrior Jan 2013 #46
XanaDUer Jan 2013 #48

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:01 PM

1. When I had to recover the bodies of 2 children that died in a structure fire

 

back in July. Worse time in 2012, still haunts me.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:38 PM

44. Sadly ..... me too!

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #45)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:37 PM

47. Again, sadly similar

.. we had been best friends for 45 years .... I spoke to her mother and adult daughter (trying to see what we could do to get her desperately needed help) on Monday, August 27.

She was found dead Tuesday August 28th ... one day before her 50th birthday.

Hoping for a far happier year for both of us!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:04 PM

3. Dementia suffering mom finds out that dementia suffering dad...

...has been making passes at the helpers who made it possible for them to stay in their own home.

On top of their firing said help day after day and expecting somebody to step in and fix it all...

And that was the end of that.

I hope you've had a good year, Will, and that 2013 will be remarkable.

For all the right reasons!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:07 PM

6. I have a dementia mom. I feel for you.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:05 PM

4. Pats losing to the Giants

Again

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:06 PM

5. Obama blowing the 1st debate, Folks thinking Romney could win it

That was a scary few days...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:08 PM

7. My grandfather died.

That sucked.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:09 PM

8. I'm in WI. On a state level, it's been politically a total shit year.

A failed recall of Walker and, with the help of total gerrymandered redistricting, the state legislator here is totally fucked.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:25 PM

17. +1000 PeaceNikki

Total shit year politically in Wisconsin.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:26 PM

18. We also had 2 mass shootings here. Very sad.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:33 PM

36. from an outsider's perspective,

ie not living in WI, it was a completely AWESOME year
politically in WI, despite all that turned out wrong.

We saw such a beautiful power in the people who
fought back there. Not only was it inspiring, but it
was a glimpse of more to come. The power of the
people will prevail.. not the power of stupidity, but
of the passionate courageous heart.

Sorry it was the worst for you, but it left a lasting and
profound impression, a good one, on many of us.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:55 PM

27. I agree

While WI went for Obama and Baldwin not much else was good about the political landscape in our state.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:09 PM

9. It was a tough year.

My 24 year old cousin committed suicide. Just really sad.
His girlfriend had an aneurysm and died suddenly . It really sent him into depression.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:12 PM

10. Dealing with the MH system around

my brother's two suicide attempts. It was god awful to try to get help for him when we knew he was in trouble but hadn't acted out.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:14 PM

11. Newtown

Babies taking multiple .223 bullets in their classrooms. An American failure.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:14 PM

12. My sister's cancer going into overdrive

At the same time I had to put my 95 year old, childless, widowed aunt into assisted living, because she was living with my mother and it became increasingly obvious that my mother is starting to develop some dementia symptoms and I can't handle all of their issues while still having to hold down a full time job, maintain my aunt's old house, which is in need of much maintenance, repairs and upgrades before it will ever pass an inspection to be able to sell it, and keep up the huge yard.

It has been a hellish year.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:17 PM

13. What are your worst memories from 2012?

The memory that Boy George,Dickhead Cheney,Ronald Dumbsfeldt,et al have not yet been extradited to Malaysia to face sentencing on their war crimes convictions.......

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:19 PM

14. BIL died

after a hard-fought battle with colon cancer.

A good friend's mother died of lung cancer.

Two families who are longtime friends of our family lost children in their early 30's suddenly around Thanksgiving.

Stepmother recovering after a stroke.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:20 PM

15. The one that's about to occur in 10 minutes

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:24 PM

16. My cousin, his wife and son all drowned trying to save their dog.

I hesitated posting this because it's so morbid. I like discussions that aren't all happy. Some of life sucks. In fact, quite a bit.

It was a pretty good year, otherwise.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:51 PM

26. That was your cousin?

That was one tragic event.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:34 PM

42. He was the most friendly person I've met.

It's his mother I'm most hurt about. She endured a difficult man all of her life, and now in her 80's, this happens.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:31 PM

19. The drought

that we are still experiencing.

It's actually raining today, first time in months although it's hardly measurable.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:38 PM

20. Three weeks in the hospital.

And my Christmas present to myself? A detached retina.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:44 PM

23. *hug*

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:10 PM

31. Thanks. It's not been a good year.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:55 PM

21. My cousin nearly getting blown up in Iraq.

It happened very early in 2012 - he survived but others in his platoon weren't so lucky.

And then last month there was a gas explosion outside my brothers' apartment in Springfield Massachusetts - thankfully no one was seriously hurt but a strip club was lost.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:31 PM

22. Losing coworkers to early retirement because they're worried about state pensions getting gutted.

I've felt like I was trapped in one of those Twilite Zone episodes where characters start disappearing. I'm ready to bail on short notice myself (I think) if the state does something that would screw me if I waited til macing out.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:45 PM

24. My twin sister dying of cancer at 43 yrs old

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:46 PM

25. bachmann being reelected

 

unbelievable

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:56 PM

28. Dealing with a mentally ill relative

Trying to get the meds stabilized.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:57 PM

29. for me.. Sandy

still dealing with it

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Response to annabanana (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:22 PM

40. Finding out in August that I was 3 units short

from attending Humboldt State University this Fall, and having to wait yet another year before being admitted in.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:03 PM

30. Finding out that my wife had cancer and all that followed.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:11 PM

32. Well..

.. on the personal front, nothing bad.

On the political front, Dan Patrick and the War on Women.

As for current events, all the horrible shootings.

Happy New Year!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:12 PM

33. Worrying that Mitt would win & first debate debacle

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:15 PM

35. The drought and Sandy

as if we didnt have enough enough of our own personal crap already that could go wrong.....climate change / mother nature whatever, throws a few our way.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:43 PM

37. Getting an e-mail that I thought was to set-up an interview for a sure-thing...

...only to be told that the position was offered to somebody else. I thought that at long last, this never-ending nightmare would be over FINALLY. The twit doing the hiring wasted the time of my references by having them write letters, yet she never even bothered to speak with me. And, I KNOW they wrote good letters. The job almost certainly went to a former student. Her loss.

I am so fucking sick of this shit.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:04 PM

38. Losing my father

Back at the end of June. He was buried on July 3rd.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:17 PM

39. Personal--

my cat Lucky having to be put down.

National--Newtown, Superstorm Sandy

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:22 PM

41. My beloved Michigan becoming a right to work state

Can't rest until that legislation is reversed and The Nerd is banished forever.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:35 PM

43. DU

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:29 PM

46. Not one, but two $45 haircuts that sucked

and Newtown. Both things that make me not want to leave the house.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:40 PM

48. Taking a much-less-paying job after losing

My good-paying job from a bs series of average-worker layoffs by a new overpaid CEO. Then finding a better-paying(but still less than the other job) with a better boss. That was the upside-new better boss, more pay. Nationally? Watching Republicans twart anything to help the average American.

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